International Rescue Committee has expressed concern over the deteriorating humanitarian situation of Afghan people and called on the US and Europe to reset their policies towards Afghanistan before it kills more people.
The committee said Afghanistan’s catastrophe is driven by policies of the international community neither by conflict nor by natural disaster.
IRC expressed worried about the halt of foreign aid to Afghanistan and economic sanctions that affected the lives of millions of people and have led to a situation where people across Afghanistan survive on humanitarian aid.
IRC Director Afghanistan, Vicki Aken said that Afghanistan’s current population suffering from the humanitarian crisis is the largest population on earth.
“Afghan people are forced into a more and more desperate measure of survival. Mother and their children are sitting in snowfall, begging for money; parents are forced to sell their daughters into early marriage to bring cash for their families.” Said Aken.
She further said the improvements need to happen in the upcoming six months otherwise the hunger and ongoing humanitarian situation will kill more people than the war of the past two decades.
Aken added that the improvements are in the hands of the international community.