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UN calls for $5b in aid for Afghanistan to 'avert humanitarian catastrophe' in 2022
January 11, 2022

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The United Nations has urged the international donors to provide immediately five billion US dollars in aid for Afghanistan during this year to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the war torn country.

Talking to media in Geneva, the UN aid chief Martin Griffiths said, four point four billion US dollars are needed to support 22 million people within Afghanistan while more 623 million US dollars are required to help five point seven million Afghan refugees in neighbouring countries.

He said an estimated 4.7 million people will suffer from acute malnutrition during this year, including one point one million children with severe acute malnutrition.

He warned that without urgent humanitarian aid, distress, deaths, hunger and further mass displacement would be prevailed.