UN chief Antonio Guterres to meet on issue for funding Afghan

Geneva: United Nations (UN) chief Antonio Guterres will hold a meeting with ministers in Geneva on September 13 to raise funds to tackle the growing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. In fact, half of Afghanistan's population needs help. United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres spokesman Stephen Dujarric said on Friday that Guterres will also urge the Afghan people to ensure full and uninterrupted humanitarian help.

He said the United Nations appeals for $1.3 billion for 2021 to help more than 18 million people. The spokesperson further said, "A major humanitarian crisis is looming over Afghanistan. One in three Afghans doesn't know where they'll get the next meal. Half of the children under the age of five are feared malnourished in the next 12 months.''

Let me tell you that earlier on Friday, Dujarric had said that the Secretary-General was grateful to Denmark, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, UAE, and the US for providing facilities to united nations employees in Afghanistan and for assisting in transportation.

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