Afghans’ humanitarian needs on the rise: Red Cross report

There is no end to the crisis in Afghanistan as more people are forced to live on the streets and struggle to find food, the International Committee of the Red Cross has said, highlighting the growing need humanitarian aid in the country. Millions of people are said to have been forced to search the streets of the war-torn country for food, which is also why the International Red Cross has called on the international community to step up aid to the Afghan people, Khaama Press reported. .

Following an excessive increase in food insecurity in Afghanistan, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations provided assistance to 38% of Afghans to help them avoid the impact of the crisis current. The Japanese Embassy in Kabul announced on Sunday that Japan had pledged to donate $5.5 million in aid to the health sector in Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported.

Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the country has faced a severe decline in human rights, women’s rights and religious freedom. Earlier in July, the UN Mission in Afghanistan released a report outlining the prevailing human rights situation in the country. The UN mission further said that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) also have an important role to play in ensuring that the people of this war-torn country have a easy access to food and basic daily amenities. base.

Additionally, amid the war in Ukraine, the World Food Program has requested $1.1 billion to continue providing monthly food and nutrition assistance for the next six months to 15 million acutely food insecure people. in Afghanistan. The World Food Program has also raised concerns about the economic crisis in Afghanistan.

“The economic crisis has wiped out jobs, wages and livelihoods across Afghanistan, helping families and communities support themselves is more important than ever,” WFP wrote on Twitter. (ANI)

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