The international community must urgently ease financial restrictions on Afghanistan that block the provision of health care,…
food and other essential services, threatening the lives of tens of millions of people, Amnesty International said in a press release quoted by Sputniknews.
“The combined effect of the suspension of foreign aid, the freezing of Afghan government assets and international sanctions against the Taliban have plunged a country already suffering from high levels of poverty into a full-blown economic crisis,” the statement read on Tuesday.
The statement cited by the United Nations estimates that 22.8 million Afghans, more than half of the nation’s population, now face severe food insecurity and hunger, with at least one million children suffering from malnutrition.
The UN also estimates that more than $200 million in humanitarian aid is needed per month to avert disaster.