WFP supports skills training for half a million women in Afghanistan

The World Food Program (WFP) in Afghanistan has reported that it helped half a million women acquire new skills and achieve independence in 2023. Among these women, a group has initiated a nursery in Badakhshan, providing education to local children.

Hsiao-Wei Lee, WFP’s country director for Afghanistan, shared in a video that Afghan mothers highly value education. “They want the best for their children. Despite struggling every day as a family, they still wish to bring their children here. This support not only secures their futures and the ability to sustain a business today but also benefits the children of tomorrow,” she explained.

Following the collapse of the former government, Afghanistan has faced a severe humanitarian crisis. According to the United Nations, over 26 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid.