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UN agencies call for urgent humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

UN agencies call for urgent humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

United Nations, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) UN humanitarian agencies are facing today many hurdles in transporting necessary emergency supplies in Afghanistan, and therefore called for the establishment of an air bridge to facilitate delivery of assistance.
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According to the United Nations, medicines, food and other basic commodities must be distributed to the Afghan population as soon as possible, but unimpeded access is becoming increasingly difficult as a complex situation persists at Kabul airport.

The World Food Program’s Country Director for Afghanistan, Mary-Ellen McGroarty, called for rapid and coordinated action, otherwise the situation will become an absolute catastrophe, ‘a complete humanitarian disaster,’ she warned.

She also emphasized the urgent need for immediate funding to allow the entry of more food, shelter and medical supplies.

Meanwhile, the regional director of the World Health Organization, Richard Brennan, explained that due to restrictions at the Kabul airport where a massive chaotic evacuation is taking place, they have not been able to get some 500 tons of medical supplies into the country.

The Eurasian nation is now more impoverished due to the conflict and according to UN data, this year almost 360 thousand Afghans have been displaced and since the beginning of the war, there have been several million refugees and more than 150 thousand civilian deaths.


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