Highlighting the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, UN Secretary -General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said that nine million people are at risk of starvation in the troubled country.
On Twitter, Guterres said that Afghanistan’s economy has collapsed effectively and called on donors to fund the country so that the UN and its partners can continue to deliver life -saving aid.
“The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated alarmingly over the past few months. 9 million people are at risk of starvation. The economy has collapsed effectively. I urge donors to fund our appeal immediately so that the UN & partners can continue to deliver life -saving aid,” tweeted Guterres .
The human rights situation in Afghanistan has worsened since the fall of the Afghan government and the Taliban returned to power in August last year.
Although the fighting in the country is over, serious human rights violations continue unabated.
The Taliban has committed and continues to commit human rights violations including extrajudicial deaths, enforced disappearances, torture, arbitrary detention, mass deprivation of women’s and girls ’rights, censorship and attacks on the media.
Moreover, the people of Afghanistan are also facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis driven by decisions and positions taken by the international community, particularly the US, which has blocked Afghanistan from aid funding and access to the global financial system.
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