The spokesperson of the General Secretary of the United Nations has announced that based on the estimates of the UN Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, they have so far collected $1.5 billion to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
Stephen Dujarric, spokesperson of UNGS in a press conference on Tuesday, 5 January 2022 said that the ongoing freezing winter will make the lives of Afghan people further dire.
The spokesperson also said that recent snowfall and drainage have affected most areas in Afghanistan and that flights to Kabul have been delayed.
Dujarric further added that they have provided foodstuff to 7 million Afghans in last year’s December and that the UN’s humanitarian agencies will continue providing humanitarian aids to Afghan people.
“Aids of cash, foodstuff, and other relief assistance is still being provided in different areas of Afghanistan.” Said the spokesperson.
The aids are best-timing as up to half of the Afghan population is currently starving and needs urgent assistance to survive especially as the freezing winter has been hitting Afghanistan.