Within a span of few weeks, a civilization that was built for two decades came to a horrendous end. The freedom of Afghanistan is strangled and slaughtered to death. The withdrawal of US troops from the world’s longest war not only triumphed the Taliban but encapsulated Afghans with the petrifying Taliban rule that seeks no mercy in its rule book. In a recent announcement, the United Nations has warned that Afghanistan is at the brink of humanitarian catastrophe and will soon experience a major food crisis.
Ramiz Alakbarov, Deputy Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator in Afghanistan have reported that children under five years are malnourished, and more than one-third of 38 million of the population are not getting enough food to eat. The UN coordinator continued to state that the condition in Afghanistan is disastrous as most of the citizens are unable to procure food.
“Food stocks in Afghanistan may run out as soon as this month”, a senior official warned urging the international community to step up support for the country. The United Nations has asserted that the children in Afghanistan are in vulnerable conditions exposed to food crisis threats.
According to the UN’s World Food Programme, the organization has distributed food among 10,000 people in recent weeks and delivered 600 MT of food trucks from the Pakistan border while medical aid was rolled out in Mazar-e-Sharif. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed grave concern at the ongoing condition of a humanitarian and economic crisis in Afghanistan following the takeover of Taliban control. Antonio said that over 18 million people require humanitarian assistance for survival.
The complete seizure of the Taliban has resulted from a serious setback on the country’s economy. The international funds are locked, local banks have started to collapse, the money supply is decreasing and exports/ imports have been banned.