KABUL (BNA) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed concern over the deteriorating economic situation in Afghanistan and called on the international community to mobilize to assist the Afghan people.
Eloi Fillion head of ICRC in Afghanistan said in a tweet late Monday; “millions of people in Afghanistan are facing severe poverty as Afghanistan’s economic crisis deepens, adding that the crisis could not be contained without international community mobilization,”.
“Families around the country are still selling their house items to get food, and we cannot hold such a crisis without the full mobilization of the international community,” Fillion added.
The concern rises as earlier a senior UN official on Monday during an interview warns of growing poverty in Afghanistan, he called on the international community to dedicate $3 billion in promised aid to Afghanistan before winter arrives.
Since the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan regain sovereignty, international aid to Afghanistan has been cut off, the country’s assets blocked by the United States, and the economic chaos has surged.
However, the Islamic Emirate has called on the international community to assist the Afghan people above considering any political linkage.
The United Nations estimates that about 24 million people in Afghanistan are experiencing acute hunger, 95% of the population is malnourished and 10 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.