The UN Secretary General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ramiz Alakbarov said they will continue providing humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan in spite of political obstacles that impacted the lives of millions of people in the country.
Speaking at a joint press conference in Kabul on Sunday, February 6, 2022, Ramiz Alakbarov said that he was proud that the international aid agencies have so far provided life assistance to over 18 million Afghans.
In the conference, the Afghan authorities pledged to be distributing aid to people in need transparently and timely.
Head of UNOCHA, Isabelle Moussard Carlsen said that 24.4 million people in Afghanistan need urgent humanitarian assistance and for that, the UN needs $4.4 billion.
It is believed that the freeze of billions of dollars of Afghanistan and financial sanctions on the country are the biggest reasons for the ongoing humanitarian crisis along with the 20-year war in the country.