United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has announced that they need up to $2 billion to save the lives of children and their families and the health system of Afghanistan overall.
The humanitarian organization in a statement on Tuesday, December 7 said that amount of money will address the needs of 24 million people half of whom are children.
UNICEF has further added that the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is getting worse and that the Afghans are facing shocking health systems, disastrous food dearth, the spread of measles, diarrheas, Polio, and other preventable diseases ahead.
“Humanitarian situation, in particular, the situation of children is dire in Afghanistan. The winter has approached but without enough money, UNICEF and its partners will not be able to address the needs of children and their families. Millions of people are starving.” Said Alice Akunga, UNICEF representative to Afghanistan.
In the meantime, UNICEF has said that half of the Afghan children under five will be facing food shortages and unhealthy water in 2022.
It comes as the UN has also estimated that over 24 million people in Afghanistan are living in humanitarian crisis.