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Food distribution in Kabul

Kabul food distribution

Kabul's poorer residents can often not afford the food in local markets so many of them count on WFP food distributions like this one.

High food prices and low wages

Local food prices have soared so much that in some parts of the country people at times have had to spend 85 percent of their income on food alone.


One of the people who counts on this WFP food distribution is Bobogul, a 60-year-old widow, who has been finding it hard to get by recently.

Bobogul's family

As head of the household, Bobogul has nine people to feed.

The way back home

It’s a steep and exhausting trek back home but feeding the family for 10 days makes it worth it.


People try to find work, but casual labour is erratic and the wages haven't kept up with food prices.

Food prices have soared in Kabul over the last year, and many of the poorer residents of the Afghan capital rely on one of WFP’s recently launched urban food distributions.