The statement said that after the freezing of assets by the United States, the people of Afghanistan are facing the worst humanitarian crisis where half the population is facing severe hunger, more than 9 million people are homeless, millions of children. They are out of school, thousands of children are at risk of malnutrition.
Growing fears in Afghanistan have forced large numbers of people to seek refuge abroad, especially in Pakistan and Iran, with 2.2 million registered refugees and another 4 million Afghans in neighboring countries.
Martin Griffith, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, said the situation in Afghanistan had changed dramatically over the past year, with profound effects on the Afghan people, and the world was concerned. Finding the right way to help.
“I want to send a message on an urgent basis not to close the door to the people of Afghanistan, our humanitarian partners are busy delivering aid despite the challenges,” he said.
The UN official appealed for help to help prevent widespread hunger, disease, malnutrition and ultimately death in Afghanistan and to support the humanitarian projects we are launching.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grande said the international community should do everything possible to prevent a catastrophe in Afghanistan because failure to do so would not only increase the suffering of the Afghan people but also the country as a whole. More people will be displaced in the region.
Without naming Pakistan and Iran, he said that we should immediately provide assistance to the refugees as well as the countries that have hosted them for decades. The needs of the refugees cannot be denied nor the generosity of the host countries. Can be ignored.
According to the United Nations, 4.44 billion is needed to help the people of Afghanistan, which is by far the largest humanitarian appeal ever made.