The UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that it is supporting the destitute in Afghanistan in response to concerns raised about the harsh and “freezing” winter that affects the impoverished people of Afghanistan.
The UN IOM’s Afghanistan stated in a tweet on Sunday, November 6, that it will assist the needy in Afghanistan during the upcoming cold and harsh winter.
According to the IOM’s tweet, the UN agency will continue to help the needy in Afghanistan, as the winter is approaching fast, especially the “female-headed” households and people with disabilities.
IOM has stated that its support will be coordinated through the UN the US Agency for International Development, and the British Foreign Office.
According to the tweet the IOM in Afghanistan has provided healthcare and winter kits to the residents of Ghor province in central Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, relief agencies and a wide range of human rights organizations have spoken in on Afghanistan’s winter and expressed concern as the country faces a humanitarian crisis magnified by widespread poverty and hunger.
According to statistics, 97% of Afghans are currently below the poverty line, despite the fact that this large percentage of the country was not impacted by poverty even at the height of the Covid-19 epidemic.