The World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a new humanitarian contribution of €898,200 from the European Union (EU) to help Afghan families hit-hard by last year’s drought rebuild their lives.
The contribution will allow WFP to assist 2,000 families in Afghanistan’s western province of Badghis – the epicenter of the worst drought in a decade– with monthly cash transfers distributed over a year, the WFP said in a statement.
The latest contribution brings the EU’s humanitarian funding for WFP’s operations in Afghanistan to US$1.4 million in 2019.
“Badghis is one of the worst drought-hit provinces and the aftershocks are still clearly visible,” said Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.
“Without further assistance, the most vulnerable families will not be able to restore their livelihoods and farms. This assistance will help them rebuild their lives.”