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Over 18 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan: UNAMA

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

Afghan government and UNAMA have started a joint plea for humanitarian assistance so as to prevent the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

Both Afghan government and United Nations confirmed that escalation in violence is leading Afghanistan to a humanitarian crisis.

UN general secretary’s deputy special representative in Afghanistan Ramiz Alkabrove on Sunday said that half of Afghanistan’s population is in need of humanitarian assistance and a third of children under five are facing acute malnutrition.

Alkabrove added that coronavirus, drought, and war are the main causes of this year’s critical humanitarian situation.

The deputy special representative on the other hand expressed concern about aid envoys being attacked and killed. He reiterated that the aid envoys are impartial and should not be subject to attacks by armed groups.

Acting Finance Minister Khalid Painda said that the Afghan government has announced more than $250 million to address the humanitarian crisis but called on a joint international move in this regard.

Khalid Painda called on international organizations to offer aid in order to prevent a humanitarian crisis.

This comes as war, drought, and the lethal pandemic is threatening the lives of millions of Afghans nationwide.

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