Can Afghanistan avoid a hunger crisis? | Inside Story

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Millions of Afghans are on the verge of starving to death.

The UN says eight out of every nine families are going hungry.

The lack of food is the result of Afghanistan’s economic crisis, and worsened by the world-wide isolation of the Taliban.

The U.S. and Western donors cut funding and blocked the Taliban from 9 billion dollars in foreign cash reserves.

Taliban leaders want those funds released.

But will this be enough to prevent disaster?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Christian Jepsen – Norwegian Refugee Council.

Simbal Khan – UNDP Pakistan.

Haroun Rahimi – American University of Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It has a population exceeding 212.2 million, including the world’s second-largest Muslim population. It has an area of 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles).

Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

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The Taliban or Taleban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a Deobandi Islamist movement and military organization in Afghanistan, currently waging war within the country. Since 2016, the Taliban’s leader has been Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada.

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