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UN predicts "hell on earth" for millions of Afghans

Source : 112 Ukraine

At least $ 200 million by September will be required to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe
16:11, 25 August 2021

TASS

Afghanistan is facing a crisis, 14 million people in the country may face starvation. This was stated by the executive director of the UN World Food Programme David Beasley, Reuters reports.

"If the situation in the country deteriorates, there will be 'hell on earth' for Afghans," Beasley warned.

Related: Taliban ban withdrawal of dollars from Afghanistam, women from working

The crisis in the country can arise because of several years of drought, conflict, economic deterioration, compounded by Covid-19.

According to him, at least $ 200 million by September will be required to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.

Beasley also expressed the hope that Qatar, other Gulf Arab states and the United States would contribute.

On August 15, the Taliban militants seized Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that he had left the country to avoid bloodshed as the Taliban entered the capital Kabul. Members of the diplomatic missions of the Western countries and their staff consisting of locals did not evacuate and they stay in the capital airport, where chaos was observed.

As we reported, in total, the US military evacuated 17,000 people from Afghanistan, including 2,500 US citizens. 

After the Taliban have seized the power in Afghanistan, the International Monetary Fund on August 18 said it had suspended the country's access to its financial resources, including around $440 million in new monetary reserves.

Related: Vatican urges world countries to provide asylum to Afghan refugees

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