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UN calls on neighboring countries of Afghanistan to ‘increase aid to Afghan civilians’

Spokesperson Baloch made assessments on the latest situation in Afghanistan at the online press conference held at the UN’s Geneva Office.

Stating that the Pakistani government welcomed the decision to facilitate border crossings and food shipments from the Afghan border to Pakistan, Baloch said, “The cuts in border crossings negatively affected the trade between the two countries and the Afghan civilians who wanted to cross the border in search of security.” said.

Noting that the closure of the Chaman-Spin Boldak Pass, where most Afghan civilians cross into Pakistan for weeks, puts many women and children in a difficult situation, Baloch said, “The decision to facilitate border crossing will save many Afghan civilians from falling into the hands of human smugglers.” he said.

Pointing out that 90 percent of the world’s Afghan refugees are hosted by Iran and Pakistan, Baloch said, “More international support is needed to provide protection to more than 1.4 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan and about 800,000 Afghan refugees in Iran. neighboring countries should increase their assistance to Afghan civilians who are crossing borders for security.” used his statements.

22.8 million Afghans will face starvation

In the Integrated Food Security Stage Classification Report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP), it was predicted that 22.8 million people, corresponding to 55 percent of Afghanistan’s population, would experience a severe food crisis as of November. .

The report noted that as of now, 18.8 million people in the country are under severe hunger crisis.

Following the process that started with the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan this year within the framework of the peace agreement reached between the USA and the Taliban in February 2020, the Taliban besieged the capital, Kabul, and took the city under its control without conflict after President Ashraf Ghani left the country on 15 August.

The United States had completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan on August 31.

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