United Nations: Afghanistan needs massive aid

The United Nations has stressed that the Afghan people need massive humanitarian assistance. Today, Saturday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, stressed that the humanitarian needs in the country are “enormous and in growth ”, underlining that there is an urgent need for greater international support.

He also added in a tweet on his official Twitter account that UN humanitarian agencies, including the High Commissioner for Refugees and NGOs, continue to provide life-saving aid.

In addition, the UN official indicated that relief materials were distributed to displaced people in Kunduz yesterday.

Next aid meeting

These warnings come in one moment in which the international community is afraid to deal with the official institutions or the next government to be formed by the Taliban movement, provided that it first sees the behavior of the movement, known for its extremism, especially during its rule in the nineties.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will host a high-level meeting on September 13 to discuss the increase in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, his spokesman said Friday.

“This conference will require a rapid increase in funding for the continuation of life-saving humanitarian operations and will encourage full and unhindered humanitarian access to ensure Afghans have access to the basic services they need,” Stephane Dujarric said yesterday. in a note.

He also stressed that “Afghanistan is facing an imminent humanitarian catastrophe”, mainly due to the “protracted conflict, severe drought and COVID-19 pandemic”.

On Thursday, the United Nations resumed humanitarian flights to the north and south of the country after the Taliban took power.

Interestingly, according to the United Nations, half of the population of 38 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, while more than half of children under five will go hungry in the next year.

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