Deputy Head of the UNICEF Omar Abdi in a press conference in New York cited the Taliban officials that Afghan girls will soon be allowed to attend secondary and high schools.

Omar Abdi said that they hope this to happen soon and for that, they have urged the Taliban not to wait.

Abdi was hopeful saying that schools in all provinces of Afghanistan to reopen as he had met Afghanistan’s acting minister of education who had told him about a plan based on which they will allow girls to attend secondary schools in two months.

The deputy head of UNICEF who was back to New York from Kabul said that the situation is dire in Afghanistan and children pay the utmost price.

He expressed concern about Afghan children and added that ten million children need humanitarian aid and the number is expected to rise in the future.

“The situation in Afghanistan is getting worse, we estimate that Afghan women and children will need more humanitarian assistance in upcoming months. The reasons will be drought, security, and immigration.” Said Abdi.

The UN high-ranking official is warning of a bleak future of women and children as half of the population of Afghanistan is in need of immediate humanitarian aids.

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