For the people of Afghanistan, it’s fast becoming one crisis too many. Already wrecked by war and insurgency, they are now battling a new force – a food crisis in the harshest of seasons. Recent insurgency attacks on the far off road from Pakistan, coupled with a bad drought, have pushed the prices of food up beyond the reach of ordinary people. Additionally, this year’s drought has bleached and cracked the soil leaving little but withered stalks across much of the rocky landscape. Besides small crops of potatoes, all other staples have to be brought in by road. (UNICEF)

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