On the Ground in Afghanistan

Date 26 Aug 2022


Topics Afhganistan

Sypnosis18.9 million people in Afghanistan (nearly half the population) are facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity, according to WFP 2022 estimates. NUI Galway alum Mary-Ellen McGroarty is Country Director of the UN’s World Food Programme for Afghanistan. Here, she sits down with Head of Journalism and Communication, Tom Felle to talk about her path to humanitarian work, the challenges facing the ordinary people of Afghanistan and the suppression of women's autonomy.