Tag - Humanitarian crisis

Deborah Lyons warms about the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

Deborah Lyons, the UN’s special representative for the country warned that war-ravaged Afghanistan was “on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe” and its collapsing economy was exacerbating the risk of extremism. "The United Nations predicts that 60% of Afghanistan’s 38 million people face crisis levels of hunger in a food emergency that will likely worsen over the winter," she said. She also disclosed that the country’s GDP is estimated to have contracted by 40%.

UN releases emergency funds for the Afghan health sector

The UN's Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, released a statement on Wednesday about issuing an emergency health relief fund of $45 million for Afghanistan. "The war-torn country's healthcare system has plunged into crisis after the Taliban took charge and healthcare workers are not paid," he added.

Pakistani flag vandalized, perpetrators to be punished: Zabihullah Mujahid

Some fighters torn down the Pakistani flag from the trucks carrying humanitarian aid sent by the Govt of Pakistan at Torkhum gate. Taliban's spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, stated that he was saddened to hear about the incident and would take every step to halt such misdeeds at the hands of fighters.