UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is heading for a “catastrophe” and said the people of the country are in desperate need of a “lifeline”.
Guterres made the remarks at the opening of a donors’ conference on Afghanistan in Geneva, Switzerland.
The United Nations aims to raise over $ 600 million for this country.
He fell under the control of Taliban militants on August 15, two weeks before the withdrawal of international forces from there.
On September 7, the Taliban formed their own government.
“After decades of war, suffering and insecurity, they [afganët] “They are probably going through their most dangerous hours,” Guterres said.
“Today, one in three Afghans do not know where their next meal will come from. “Poverty levels are rising and basic public services are close to collapse.”
“Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes and, at the same time, Afghanistan is facing a severe drought.… Many people may be without food until the end of this month, as winter approaches,” Guterres warned. .
The United Nations has called on the Taliban to give aid workers unhindered access.
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