A LAND OF WAR
After three decades of war and recurring natural disasters, more than half of Afghanistan’s population of 27 million is living under the poverty line. This is illustrated by the fact that Afghanistan is listed as 172 out of 187 countries in the Human Development Index. It is a country that has long suffered from severe poverty with limited access to food and other basic necessities. Over seven million of Afghanistan’s population, close to one-third of the population, are food insecure, and a further fourteen percent are considered to be borderline food-insecure.