The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged world countries to act and support the most vulnerable people within Afghanistan, saying that world’s largest humanitarian crisis will occur in Afghanistan.
Antonio Guterres further said we are in a race against time to deliver life-saving aid to Afghanistan ahead winter.
“Afghanistan is becoming the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. We are in a race against time to deliver life-saving aid and pre-position supplies ahead of winter. I urge the world to take action and fund our efforts in support of the most vulnerable,” said Antonio Guterres in a tweet.
After the collapse of the former government, poverty has greatly increased and many Afghans face food insecurity.
Zarmina along with her family struggles with poverty in a remote part of Kabul city. She said her family cannot have even one meal in 24 hours.
“I sold my home belongings to provide food for my children, but I am not able to provide three meals for them. We spend some days without eating,” said Zarmina.
This comes as the World Food Program WFP said on Monday that more than half of Afghanistan’s population will face starvation this winter unless urgent action is taken.
“Afghanistan is fighting a humanitarian crisis, the humanitarian organizations should urgently take steps and deliver their assistance to Afghanisan. The latest reports indicate that more than 22 million people face food insecurity,” said Wahidullah Amani, spokesman of WFP in Kabul.
Save the Children said that an unprecedented food crisis has left at least 14 million Afghan children hungry.
The statistics show a 35% increase in the number of people facing a food crisis compared with the same time last year.