Afghanistan is facing a new crisis. Recently, the United Nations and international human rights organizations have signaled a new crisis in Afghanistan.
Since the withdrawal of US troops, the Taliban have been wreaking havoc across Afghanistan, one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in human history.
However, the United Nations has indicated that a major economic crisis awaits Afghanistan, overshadowing the ongoing crisis. The country is already facing a food crisis.
Reason behind economic crisis
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has already warned of a food crisis in Afghanistan, with three factors being blamed.
The first is the resurgence of the Taliban and political instability in the country, which has displaced large numbers of people in Afghanistan.
The second reason is the Corona pandemic. Due to the ongoing global pandemic since 2009, the economy of Afghanisthan, like other developing and underdeveloped countries, has suffered.
The third reason that is being blamed the most is the drought. It is currently going through Afghanistan. And the fragile economy and political instability of the country has failed to provide proper benefits to the farmers to cope with the drought.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said that Afghan farmers need help in an emergency. Otherwise, farmers will be forced to leave their farms.
The organization also reported that more help was needed for farmers than from pastoralists. If farmers were not given priority due to the Taliban and other reasons, the Afghan economy would be surely displaced, which would have the biggest impact on Afghanistan’s economy.
Current crisis in Afghanistan
Meanwhile, various countries are helping the locals to leave Afghanistan on an emergency basis by the August 31 deadline, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and others.
According to a report by the International Organization for Migration, there are currently 10 million children and 40 million people in Afghanistan facing a humanitarian crisis. About 5.5 million people have been internally displaced.
The IOM is working to deliver food and sanitation to all people. But if the country’s economy collapses, it will bring huge numbers for all Afghans.