Donors pledge $1bn in aid for Afghanistan as UN warns of humanitarian crisis

Donors pledge $1bn in aid for Afghanistan as UN warns of humanitarian crisis



Donors have pledged more than a billion dollars to help Afghanistan, a country ravaged by war caused by poverty, hunger and lack of access to education, spiralled by the Taliban's take over of power in the country.



After decades of war, suffering and insecurity, Afghans are facing “perhaps their most perilous hour” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, speaking during a donor conference in Geneva on Monday, September 13, said.






His statement comes after the UN made an emergency appeal for $606m to meet the most pressing needs of the country.



Guterres said in his opening remarks to the conference, adding that “the people of Afghanistan need a lifeline.







“The financial system at the moment is extremely limited, which means that a number of basic economic functions cannot be delivered,” Guterres said.Latest Post
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