In 2019, WFP reached more than 5.7 million people with 123,045 metric tons of food and US$14.2 million in cash-based transfers to cover food needs of food insecure families across Afghanistan. The drought response continued until the end of June 2019, with assistance for 2.6 million people affected by the worst drought in a decade. School feeding was provided for 114,457 students and the nutrition programme reached 604,761 children under 5 and malnourished mothers. More than 553,000 people participated in asset creation activities or vocational training as part of WFP’s programming at the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.
BRIEF HISTORY: SINCE 2002, PRESS RESTRICTIONS WERE GRADUALLY RELAXED AND PRIVATE MEDIA DIVERSIFIED. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND THE PRESS IS PROMOTED IN 2004.
SINCE THEN MORE THAN 30 AFGHANISTAN BASED TELEVISION CHANNELS BOTH TERRESTRIAL AND SATELLITE AND AROUND 100 RADIO FM STATIONS STARTED OPERATION IN THE COUNTRY.
FOREIGN RADIO STATIONS, SUCH AS VOICE OF AMERICA AND BBC WORLD SERVICE, ALSO BROADCAST INTO THE COUNTRY.