United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, October 11 urged the world to inject liquidity to the economy of Afghanistan and prevent its collapse.

Antonio Guterres who was talking to journalists at UN headquarter said that the international community is too slow in this issue and added that they can inject money without violating international law.

Secretary-General also said that the world can even inject money through NGOs and the United Nations.

He made the statements a day before he is joining a special summit of the Group of 20 that is hosted by Italy online.

“The United Nations is working to assist the 18 million Afghans in need of humanitarian assistance, it will not be enough to prevent a bigger crisis if the economic collapse.” Said Guterres.

Antonio Guterres is due to participate in the G20 summit on Tuesday, October 12 that will be hosted by the Italian Prime Minister.

Diplomats say that since countries do not want to engage with the Taliban, the UN plays a key role to address and tackle looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.


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