Sign up today to join our online community, receive email alerts, and make a difference!
Cancel

AFGHANISTAN: Avalanches cut off parts of drought-hit northeast

Date Published: 
01/18/2012
Summary: 

Avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan have cut off tens - if not hundreds - of thousands of people already at risk of hunger due to drought, opening the door to a potential humanitarian crisis if aid cannot reach them, says a provincial official. (..) WFP began distributing emergency food across drought-hit areas in December, and had been distributing food to chronically hungry people before that as part of its regular programs.