Kabul: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says thousands of Afghan citizens who have been affected by the June earthquake and recent floods are facing the risk of famine and in need of urgent aid as winter approaches.
OCHA on Wednesday wrote on Twitter that only 42% of the call for humanitarian aid for Afghanistan has been funded so far.
This office added that “action should be taken now.”
According to OCHA, more than 24 million people in Afghanistan need urgent humanitarian aid.
This comes after Taliban Foreign Minister said recently at a fundraising conference in Kabul that enormous financial losses from the earthquake and floods have been incurred and that Afghans need help.
He added that 200 people died and 300 others were injured due to floods in Afghanistan in recent weeks, and 12,000 houses, hundreds of thousands of acres of agricultural land were destroyed, and hundreds of livestock were killed.
“I request countries, institutions, international organizations and good people to help the people suffering from the recent natural disasters,” said Taliban foreign minister.
He asked the international community to keep the humanitarian crisis and political situation apart from each other.