UN allocates Ksh.2.1 billion to aid humanitarian operations in Afghanistan
The United Nations will allocate Ksh.2.1 billion (US$20 million) to support humanitarian operations in Afghanistan, announced Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday.
The funds aim to address the looming crisis in Afghanistan as the country is running out of key supplies like food and medicine.
“The people of Afghanistan need a lifeline. After decades of war, suffering and insecurity, they face perhaps their most perilous hour. Now is the time for the international community to stand with them,” Guterres said at a humanitarian conference on Afghanistan convened in Geneva.
At the global conference, Guterres announced the allocations from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund to support the humanitarian operation in Afghanistan.
Cautioning that “time is short and events move quickly in Afghanistan,” Guterres appealed to the international community to extend that “lifeline to the people of Afghanistan – and do everything we can – and everything we owe – to help them hold on to hope.”