ICRC called for emergency 80m aid

KABUL (BNA) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has released a report on Afghanistan 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, and severe economic and health crises have affected the entire territory of Afghanistan.
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.