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UN to seek funds for ‘looming humanitarian catastrophe' in Afghanistan

Added 09-04-21 12:18:02pm EST - “The U.N. appeal for $1.3 billion for 2021 to help more than 18 million people is just 40 percent funded, leaving a $766 million deficit.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “UN to seek funds for ‘looming humanitarian catastrophe’ in Afghanistan”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The United Nations chief is asking the world to help address a growing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

“Now more than ever, Afghan children, women & men need support & solidarity from the international community,” António Guterres tweeted, sharing a short video that explained he will convene the “high level humanitarian conference” for the warn-torn country on Sept. 13.

“Afghanistan faces a looming humanitarian catastrophe. We need the international community to stand together and support the Afghan people,” Guterres said in the video.

“We also appeal for full and unimpeded humanitarian access, to make sure Afghans to get the essential services they need,” he continued. “The United Nations stands in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, and is committed to staying and delivering for them.”

The U.N. appeal for $1.3 billion for 2021 to help more than 18 million people is just 40 percent funded, leaving a $766 million deficit.

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