UNICEF warns 1 million Afghan children will be severely malnourished

UNICEF warns 1 million Afghan children will be severely malnourished - Photo 1.

Women and children try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 16 to leave the country.

On September 13, Henrietta Fore, executive director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), warned that “nearly 10 million children Afghanistan live on humanitarian assistance”. It is estimated that at least 1 million children will be affected acute malnutrition serious this year and can be fatal if not treated appropriately.

Ms. Fore urged the international community and rich countries not to let further suffering continue. According to Ms. Fore, Aid aimed at saving lives, especially children, should not be constrained by politics, which divides governments and nations.

On the same day, at the International Aid to Afghanistan Conference in Geneva (Switzerland) attended by many aid organizations and governments, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres said millions of Afghans will run out of food by the end of this month, as soon as winter arrives. Poverty rates are increasing rapidly and public services are almost collapsing in Afghanistan.

The United Nations says Afghanistan is facing a major humanitarian crisis and appeals to the international community for assistance.

According to Secretary General Antonio Guterres, after decades of war and suffering, this is perhaps “the most dangerous moment for the Afghan people”.

The BBC reported that as of September 13, countries have pledged more than $1 billion in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan to help the country deal with a serious economic crisis after the Taliban took power on August 15. . Nevertheless, Guterres said it was not clear how much of the more than $1 billion promised would go to the United Nations.

The United Nations also called on the Taliban not to hinder the work of aid workers. Before that, FEMALEBritish foreign minister Dominic Raab emphasize aid organizations must be able to operate safely and freely in Afghanistan. You are welcome! United Nations coordination in aid work.

On September 13, the United States announced an additional $64 million in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan through groups such as the World Health Organization and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

France said it would contribute 100 million euros ($118 million) to emergency humanitarian work in Afghanistan.

British Foreign Secretary confirmed Britain will double aid to Afghanistan, the region and its neighbors to about 396 million USD this year.

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