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40 Percent of Afghans Are Food Insecure, WFP Warns

The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) has warned that 40 percent of Afghanistan's population — or 11.3 million people — are food insecure, while chronic malnutrition affects more than 40 percent of Afghan children under five years old. WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin issued the warning Friday at the conclusion of her four-day maiden visit to the war-ravaged country, the first by a WFP chief in 13 years, to "implore" the donor community to continue their support despite...

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