10 million Afghan children in desperate need, UNICEF

Roman AhmedWeb Editor

25th Aug, 2021. 07:52 pm
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UNICEF Afghanistan warns that ten million children in Afghanistan are in desperate need of humanitarian support.

According to UNICEF, Afghani children are already surviving on charitable aid and about a million are anticipated to undergo life-threatening undernourishment this year. UN’s World Food Program strives for $200m in food aid.

Whereas, earlier Taliban have issued a new warning against extending the evacuation deadline.

The G7 countries have asked the Taliban to assure that the Afghans’ safe passage will be provided after August 31.

On the contrary, small business owners in Afghanistan are worried over what comes next.

David Beasley, executive director of WFP said 14 million people – one-third of the Afghan population are facing food uncertainty “because of several years of drought, conflict, and economic deterioration, compounded by COVID”.

The aid to Afghanistan is suspended by the World Bank, freezing hundreds of millions in funding.

It has further delivered $5.3bn since 2002 and has 27 development projects in Afghanistan.

Whereas the IMF blocked the delivery of payments last week.

On the contrary, the US and its Western associates are striding up withdrawal efforts after US President Biden held its August 31 deadline to extract troops from Afghanistan.

Furthermore, 70,000 people foreigners and Afghans, have been evacuated since August 14, the day before the Taliban took complete control of Kabul.

 

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