Three million could face famine in Afghanistan

The United Nations is spearheading international efforts to meet food requirement in Afghanistan hit by the worst drought drying up land.

Around 250,000 people have been forced to abandon homes in western Afghanistan as they face worst drought in the area. Afghanistan is ranked as one of those countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, the farms are destroyed and livestock perished, wheat and opium farms ravaged.

Aid agencies are struggling to meet growing demand for food and shelter for weather-hit population moved in the neighbouring province of Heart, where the presence of Taliban fighters is another issue. At least three million people could face famine if they do not get help, warned United Nations.