Food and water shortages force Afghans to leave homes

KABUL – Thousands of Afghans were forced to relocate from the northern Chemtal district among fears of a continuing drought and a food shortage. The exodus came after the Afghan government sent nearly 37 tons of food and water aid – too little, for the some 2,000 families leaving the region.

Both a lack of rain and a infestation of locusts have compounded the food and water crisis. According to Reuters, some families have reportedly been eating grass to stave of hunger, leading to several deaths in the region.

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Source : Reuters

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