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UN calls for $3 billion in aid for Afghanistan

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The United Nations (UN) has called donor countries for providing $3 billion in aid to Afghanistan before winter arrives. The United Nations has warned that they are facing with the gap that needs to be filled by next winter.
In early of the current year, the organization had asked $5 billion in aid for urgent assistance to Afghanistan to address the needs of Afghans, but sources to the organization have said that they have only got $1.4 billion so far.
The United Nations by seeking $3 billion in aid for Afghanistan has warned that the gap should be filled before winter arrives.
In its recent report, the organization has considered Afghanistan as a top needy country to be assisted and provided with food.
Heather Barr, an associate director of the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, has told media that the lack of engagement between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) and the world has worsened Afghanistan’s economic situation.
“Humanitarian aid is very important, but a country cannot rely on it alone. There is still a very long delay.
No agreement has been reached between the Islamic Emirate and Western donors, especially the United States, to reactivate Afghanistan’s economy,” Barr said.
The United Nations estimates that 19.8 million people in Afghanistan are in urgent need of food aid. Among those who are in urgent need of food, 1.1 million children in the country are at risk of death.
This comes at a time the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) repeatedly said that way for the solution to the current problems is the continued engagement between the IEA and foreign countries.
Besides, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has reiterated that all humanitarian aid should be conducted beyond any political remarks and the world should not make their continued support and humanitarian aid conditional and based on the political circumstances.
It is worth mentioning that in the past several months, the world has provided Afghanistan with continued assistance, but they are not enough as the country’s population is facing with increased poverty and needed to be provided with urgent humanitarian assistance.
Saida Ahmadi

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