UN chief calls for donations to avoid Afghan crisis

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Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres Tuesday called on the international community to donate as much as possible for the impoverished people in Afghanistan ahead of winter advent in the war-stricken country.

In his post titled ‘Afghanistan on ‘countdown to catastrophe’ without urgent humanitarian relief’, the United Nations incumbent chief urges the world to help UN in the race against time to deliver life-saving aid and pre-position supplies ahead of win-ter.

In his tweet earlier today, António Guterres minces no words in saying, “Afghanistan is becoming the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.”

In a UN post that António Guterres tweeted, the statement by FAO Director-General QU Dongyu read, “It is a matter of life or death.”

“It is urgent that we act efficiently and effectively to speed up and scale up our delivery in Afghanistan before winter cuts off a large part of the country, with millions of people?–?including farm-ers,?women, young children and the elderly?–?going hungry in the freezing winter,” Dongyu added.—INP

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