India-WFP MoU for Sending Wheat to Afghanistan

On 13th April, 2023, India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Food Programme (WFP) paving the way for sending 10,000 metric tonnes of wheat for the people of Afghanistan.

  • The WFP said it had a massive supply chain and logistics infrastructure in Afghanistan that could help in ensuring that the food supply reached those who need it the most and no one is excluded.
  • The MoU follows from the Indian declaration made last month at the India Central Asia Joint Working Group on Afghanistan saying that 20,000 MT of wheat would be sent through the Iranian port of Chahbahar.
  • According to the WFP, nine out of 10 Afghan families could not afford enough food at present and at least 20 million Afghans were facing threat of starvation.