"Displaced Victims Of Worst Afghan Drought In Years Fear Harsh Winter"

"HERAT, Afghanistan - Mahiuddin, a 35 year-old farmer from Badghis, a mountainous province in western Afghanistan, has been living in a camp outside the city of Herat for months, one of tens of thousands displaced by the worst drought the country has seen in years.

For all the billions of dollars spent since the Taliban were ousted in 2001, Afghanistan remains a desperately poor country, lacking basic infrastructure, including electricity and paved roads across most of its territory.

Struggling after decades of war, Afghanistan is now facing an acute food shortage in many regions, with 2.6 million people enduring emergency-level food insecurity, one stage short of outright famine, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization."

Jalil Ahmad Rezayee and Storay Karimi report for Reuters November 9, 2018.

Source: Reuters, 11/09/2018