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OIC Resumes Mission in Kabul to Facilitate Humanitarian Efforts

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KABUL: The Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has resumed its mission in Kabul, aiming to coordinate OIC’s humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan for countering the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.

The OIC announced on Twitter on Sunday that Muhammad Saeed Al-Ayash has been appointed as director of the organization.

 “The OIC office in Kabul will coordinate the OIC’s humanitarian efforts with Afghanistan and international partners. It will be strengthened with human and material resources in conformity with the resolution adopted by the extraordinary ministerial conference on the situation in Afghanistan. This is to enable it fulfill its obligations to support the Afghan people in various fields,” it said.

At the OIC meeting on Afghanistan in Pakistan, a draft resolution was passed to establish a humanitarian trust fund to channel humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. The member states agreed to “establish a Humanitarian Trust Fund, under the aegis of the Islamic Development Bank, to serve as a vehicle to channel humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan including in partnership with other international actors.”

As Afghanistan is facing a dire humanitarian disaster, a large number of the population is struggling with severe poverty and starvation.  Earlier, the European Union said that it send a small number of staffs to capital Kabul to monitor the humanitarian aid provided by the EU through UN NGOs.

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