The World Food Program has launched a 151-million dollar appeal for emergency aid to help prevent starvation in Afghanistan.
The U-N agency says current foods stocks are not enough to help the Afghans who are suffering from the effects of civil war and drought. It says Afghanistan needs two million tons of cereals because of poor harvests.
The World Food Program says more aid is needed because its earlier 76-million dollar food distribution project is being depleted faster than expected. The project was expected to last until March 2002.