Despite funding shortfalls, UN committed to staying in Afghanistan |


Spokesperson Jens Laerke of the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)OchaOn Tuesday, he said operations were continuing, and that the United Nations had already helped eight million people this year alone.

But he warned that the $1.3 billion funding requirement had not been met and that there was a shortage of supplies in the country now controlled by the Taliban.

World Health Organization (Who is the) He also warned that although Monday air delivery Of the 12.5 metric tons of medical supplies that will cover the basic health needs of more than 200,000 people, it was still “insufficient”.

WHO spokeswoman Dr Margaret Harris said that although the UN health agency was planning two more logistical flights this week, it wanted “continuous flights” to restore essential services.

It warned that before the Taliban seized power, about 12.2 million people were already expected to suffer from food insecurity and malnutrition; She said the delivery of supplies to Afghanistan was “crucial”.

open borders

He also briefed journalists in Geneva on Tuesday, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCRHe repeated his call to neighboring countries to keep their borders open to those fleeing Afghanistan.

About 3.5 million people Displaced people within the province and many who wish to cross into countries such as Pakistan or Iran may not have the documents they need, said UNHCR spokesperson, Andrej Mahecic, who stated that while many of those crossing into Pakistan “did not express a clear opinion of intent.” Asylum claim for “border monitors,” however, they have international protection needs” and “may not be able to cross without passports and visa documents.”

“Hence, we call on Afghanistan’s neighbors to keep their borders open and allow those who might be at risk to seek safety.”

A spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees praised Pakistan for hosting Afghan refugees for decades, with 1.4 million people registered there. He added that while he was aware of the pressures this posed, UNHCR remained ready to assist national authorities in scaling up the response to humanitarian needs.

Children have suffered enough

disturbing reports from Human rights violations against civilians in Afghanistan has led to repeated calls since the Taliban took over the country two weeks ago, for the fundamentalist group and other parties to respect and protect the human rights of all Afghans, including boys and girls.

With at least 45 per cent of the Afghan population under the age of 15, two senior UN experts urged the international community not to abandon the children of Afghanistan: “Ensuring that children are protected from harm and that their voices and needs are included is critical to achieving sustainable peace and development in Afghanistan. Afghanistan Virginia Gamba, Special Representative for Children Trapped in Armed Conflict, and Glorious deliverance on earth, Special Representative to address violence against children.

They said they are particularly concerned about the rights of girls, including sexual and gender-based violence, as well as their right to education.

They further urged the Taliban to ensure that humanitarian aid and staff are respected and protected, as more than 10 million children across Afghanistan need humanitarian assistance to survive, according to the United Nations on the ground. They said, “The children of Afghanistan have suffered enough.”

A seven-year-old girl holds her younger sister at a camp for internally displaced people in Kandahar, southwestern Afghanistan.

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A seven-year-old girl holds her younger sister at a camp for internally displaced people in Kandahar, southwestern Afghanistan.

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