Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): Martin Griffiths, the head of the United Nations aid, said on Monday, August 29: "As winter approaches, more than 600 million dollars for urgent aid such as upgrading and repairing shelters and providing warm clothes and blankets it is needed."
He added that before the winter weather cuts off access to some parts of the country, $154 million is needed to prepare resources, including food aid and livelihood.
Martin Griffiths told the Security Council of this organization: "Poverty is deepening and the population is increasing; however, the Islamic Emirate does not have a budget to invest in the future. It is clear to us that some development support should be resumed."
The head of the United Nations aid has said that more than half of Afghanistan's 39 million population needs humanitarian aid and 6 million people are at risk of famine.
He also added that more than one million children "are estimated to suffer from the most severe and threatening form of malnutrition" and may die without proper treatment.
Griffiths said: "The leadership of the Islamic Emirate must also play its role. Interventions and bureaucratic behavior slow down the process of humanitarian aid. "Women aid workers must work unimpeded and protected, and girls must be allowed to continue their education."
This is despite the fact that the Islamic Emirate has not been officially recognized by any foreign government and they are still under international sanctions.