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Poverty in Afghanistan / The Red Cross called for 80 million francs in emergency aid

16 Jun 2022 - 10:12

While the country's economy is in crisis and international organizations have repeatedly warned about it, the Red Cross has expressed concern about the current situation and has asked for 80 million francs of emergency aid to help Afghanistan.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has released a report on Afghanistan today (Thursday, June 16) stating that due to the humanitarian situation, it has extended its emergency request from 36 million francs to 80 million francs by 31 December 2023.
The Red Cross has called for help for 2 million people in 34 provinces; the figure, which the organization believes makes up 10 percent of Afghanistan's affected population.
The committee went on to say that drought, severe economic and health crises have affected the entire territory of Afghanistan.
According to the Red Cross, restrictions on the participation of women and minority groups, and displacement inside and outside the borders have added to this difficult situation.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) further noted that disruptions in the public service system have weakened investment in Afghanistan.
"More than half of children under the age of five are expected to experience acute malnutrition," the Red Cross added.
Unemployment, a weak health system, gaps in the health system, education, energy and public services are other factors that put pressure on people.
This urgent call for help to the people of Afghanistan was made by the International Committee of the Red Cross at a time when Afghanistan is facing unprecedented unemployment, poverty and hunger following recent developments.

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