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UN to hold humanitarian aid conference for Afghanistan on 13 September in Geneva


UN Secretary-General Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric announced that a high-level conference will be held in Geneva in order to complete the funding necessary for the continuation of vital humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.

Dujarric stated that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will also travel to Geneva to attend the conference.

The UN needs $1.3 billion in funding to continue humanitarian aid in Afghanistan, but only 39 percent of this funding has been completed so far.

In Afghanistan, where the UN has warned that there may be a risk of humanitarian disaster, 38 million people need help.

UN officials say that one out of every three Afghan citizens does not know where their next meal will come from.

It is estimated that around half of Afghan children under the age of 5 may experience severe malnutrition within the next 12 months, according to the UN.

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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