According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Afghanistan has been provided with aids of $ 1.6 billion so far this year.
The United States has consistently been the largest donor, after the European Union. However, some EU countries, such as Germany, have provided additional financial assistance.
In October of this year, the European Union pledged $ 1 billion in humanitarian aid to afghanistan.
Several countries in the region, including Pakistan and India, have provided food and medicine assistance through aid agencies.
The World Bank says international donors have also agreed to transfer $ 280 million from a frozen Afghan fund to food and health services. But fundraising remains a challenge.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that another $ 4.5 billion is needed next year. “Humanitarian aids cannot permanently fill the huge gaps left by the wider withdrawal of international support,” said Wiki Aken, official from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Afghanistan.
What more is required? The World Food Program (WFP) says the situation in Afghanistan could become the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Around 23 million people, the majority of the country’s population, are severely malnourished during the winter months.
“The need is a public phenomenon, It is difficult to say that not even a single province needs help,” Ms. Aken said. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; about eight million people received food aids during September and November this year.
The number of water trucks in drought-affected areas reached to over 200,000.
More than 200,000 children were treated for malnutrition.
More than one million people were sent medicine and other equipment by The World Health Organization as medical assistance.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has also helped in transferring equipment, including items of tent installations to keep Afghan IDPs warm during the winter months.
But humanitarian aid organizations say more supplies and services are needed.
“Everything we provide is just a drop in the ocean,” said Ingi Sadaki, official from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Meanwhile 60% of health clinics that were evaluated by ICRC lack the capacity to provide nutrition programs that Afghans need. According to international principles, when war in a country ends and leads to peace,
the international community, especially the United Nations and peace organizations, have to start helping the country concerned to return to a normal life with a new mission.
The international community’s financial assistance to Afghanistan has been conditioned on continuing to accelerate the political and economic situation in the country.
Establishing and maintaining security in Afghanistan is one of the main challenges.
Poverty that will be addressed with the help of the international community.
As winter cold approaches, people are worried about rising fuel and food prices. Unemployment and poverty, on the one hand, and rising fuel and food prices, on the other, have doubled their challenges besides.
UN officials cannot be indifferent to all the problems and challenges that the Afghan people are facing. Paying attention to the duties and responsibilities of the United Nations calls for helping the people who have been stuck in economic hardship for many years.
Afghanistan is a country that needs peace, security and a peaceful life more than any other country.
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said in its latest report that Ninety-eight percent of Afghan citizens do not have access to adequate food.