Humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan: 9 million at risk of famine, says UN Chief
The situation of human rights in Afghanistan has worsened since the collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban's return to power in August last year
Although the fighting in the country has ended, serious human rights violations continue unabated
In the wake of ongoing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said that nine million people are at risk of famine in the troubled country, according to news agency ANI report.
The situation of human rights in Afghanistan has worsened since the collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban's return to power in August last year.
Although the fighting in the country has ended, serious human rights violations continue unabated.
The Taliban have committed and continue to commit human rights violations including extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture, arbitrary detentions, a massive rollback of the rights of women and girls, censorship of and attacks against the media.
Moreover, people in Afghanistan are also facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis which is being driven by decisions and positions taken by the international community, especially the US, that have blocked Afghanistan from aid funding and access to the global financial system.
(With inputs from agencies)
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