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Afghanistan Faced with Serious Humanitarian Crisis, Says British Envoy

The British permanent representative to the United Nations Barbara Woodward in a press conference said Afghanistan is currently facing a major humanitarian crisis.

The British envoy stated that more than half of Afghanistan’s population is in immediate need of humanitarian aid, amid a dire economic situation and humanitarian crisis.

She further added that reaching out to the most vulnerable families has become challenging due to gender-based restrictions imposed on Afghan women’s work for non-government organizations and aid agencies.

Furthermore, Woodward described the Doha Meeting hosted by the UN Secretary-General on Afghanistan issues in May 2023 as quite useful and added the next round of the meeting will be held in the near future.

On Tuesday, World Food Program (WFP) on Twitter said the UN organization is forced to decrease the number of vulnerable families who received aid to five million, mainly due to fund shortages in Afghanistan.

Previously, WFP had announced roughly around 15.3 million people are faced with serious food insecurity from May-October, 2023 in the war-torn country.

According to official reports, poverty, hunger and unemployment have multi-folded since the return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan in August 201.

Thousands of people lost their jobs, millions fled the country fearing death threats and persecution by the de facto authorities of Afghanistan.

Worst of all, Afghan women and girls have been deprived of their basic natural rights to attend education, work and social engagements.