Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Thursday, March 30th, 2017

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The Causes of Food Insecurity

Dear Editor,
Unexpected numbers of people die every year in Afghanistan due to hunger and poverty; many more than violence and other insecurity system. Hunger is the mother of all evils that compails man to go against his conscience and do illegal things that scare and upset the world at large.

Despite the repeated calls for greater attention on food security, yet unfortunately no effective efforts have taken place to meet this great challenge.

Today the numbers of those who cannot meet their minimum dietary needs in Afghanistan in great rise, growing from 30 percent to 35 percent each year.

Despite many critical political challenges laying on the ground, food security remain unconcerned for the past ten years.

If the situation remains the same on the ground, the crisis is expected to worsen over the next few months as the impact of local drought and high global food prices push more Afghans into food insecurity and led them towards unlikely activities just for survival.

On the other hand, the good prices are also another major problem getting higher every day, this is beyond poor people's tolerance, especially for the one who has an income of only 150 AFs per day.

If the government again keeps silent over the food insecurity, this will become another hurdle towards stabilizing the country, since there are bundle of hurdles already surrounded the region.

Yours Truly
Nasir Ali Shah
Kart-e-Parwan, Kabul