The United Nations and other humanitarian agencies made their request for addressing the humanitarian needs of Afghanistan in 2022 that amounts to $5 billion.

The UN has said that the money will be spent to address the urgent needs of 22 million Afghans inside Afghanistan and 6 million Afghan refugees in five regional countries.

The request by the UN and humanitarian agencies was made on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

UN Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths said that the stop-gap is absolutely essential that is put to the International Community and that the future looks bleak in terms of mass immigration and suffering of the Afghan people if they do not get the money.

Among the $5 billion, $4.4 billion will be used in the areas of food and medicines, prevention of malnutrition, providing potable water, hygiene, urgent shelter, education, and agriculture.

Meanwhile, $623 million is asked by UNHCR to be given to 40 humanitarian agencies to address the needs of Afghan refugees in other countries.

It request is made as the UN says that Afghanistan’s ongoing situation is the worst on earth as over half of the population is on the brink of starvation while nine million Afghans are displaced.

The UN has warned of $10 billion to be asked for next year if the $5 billion is not given this year.