Geneva - According to UN figures, around 3.5 million people need humanitarian aid as result of drought in Afghanistan. The drought affects 20 of the country's 34 provinces. The situation in the northwest is particularly problematic, announced the UN World Food Program () today in Geneva.
The WFP has confirmed its support and wants to provide food for 2.5 million people by March. 1.4 million have already been reached in the past few months.
The drought has also led to increased migration within the country. According to the UN, more than 200,000 people have fled the consequences of the drought. Afghanistan suffers from high unemployment, weak economic development and has large number of internally displaced persons due to the poor security situation.