Water bottles and Rice plates prices rise at Kabul Airport
An over-the-top increase in food product prices at the Kabul Airport has been witnessed by citizens of the country that are trying to flee from Afghanistan.
A private news agency claimed that an Afghan national Fazl-ur-Rehman stated that the price of each water bottle and plate of rice is being sold at $40 and $100 at the airport.
Afghan Fazl-ur-Rehman said food and water were sold at exorbitant prices at Kabul airport. ‘One bottle of water is selling for $40 and plate of rice for $100, and not Afghani (currency) but dollars. That is out of reach for common people,’ he said https://t.co/KczQEMm2nB pic.twitter.com/UBmaAQumXP
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 25, 2021
People don’t have enough money for buying food at such high costs, he said.
Another Afghan national quoted overfilling at the airport as an excuse for such an increase.
World Food Programme (WFP) dreaded that the country may run out of food by September, stated a private newspaper.
Andrew Patterson, the food organization’s deputy country director in Afghanistan, stated that they are transporting the food through diverse passages that contain Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan at the moment.
“Winter is coming,” he said. “We are going into the lean season and many Afghan roads will be covered in snow. We need to get the food into our warehouses where it needs to be distributed.”
He added: “We’ve got 20,000 metric tonnes of food in the country now, we’ve got 7,000 metric tonnes on the way.”
WHO had earlier declared that said that the airport termination had affected its distributions.
Whereas, Afghanistan is experiencing a political and social alteration since Kabul came under the control of the Taliban.
The country’s Acting President Amrullah Saleh accused the insurrectionaries of not permitting food deliveries into Andrab Valley.
“Talibs aren’t allowing food and fuel to get into Andarab valley, he tweeted. “The humanitarian situation is dire. Thousands of women and children have fled to the mountains.”
Talibs aren't allowing food & fuel to get into Andarab valley. The humanitarian situation is dire. Thousands of women & children have fled to mountains. Since the last two days Talibs abduct children & elderly and use them as shields to move around or do house search.
— Amrullah Saleh (@AmrullahSaleh2) August 23, 2021
Furthermore, he blamed the organization for kidnapping children, elderly people for using them as human armors.
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