UN Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs Martin Griffiths has called on the international community to reprogram their allocated money for development to humanitarian in Afghanistan as people in the country is facing one of the biggest humanitarian crises on earth.

Martin Griffiths in his interview with AP on Friday, October 31 asked the Group of 20 to worry about the situation in Afghanistan because its economy is collapsing and half of the population is starving.

The UN Under-Secretary-General has called the G20 a vital forum in raising the voices of Afghan people as it has held two virtual meetings solely on the country in the past weeks.

“The needs in Afghanistan are skyrocketing for all kinds of reasons, but half of the population of that country is now at risk of not having enough food to eat, not knowing where their next meal will come from. Half of the children under five are at risk of acute malnutrition.” Said  Griffiths.

He has pleaded to the world countries to give the UN their money so that they address the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as the aids are unconditional no matter who rules the country or where.

This senior UN official has also expressed concern over the incoming winter season and predicted that they have to distribute three times more the food they distribute to four million people now in Afghanistan.

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