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Race against time, UN calls for urgency in helping Afghan people
January 14, 2022

United Nations’ Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has warned that the world is in a race against time to help people in Afghanistan, where a nightmare is unfolding.

Talking to newsmen in New York, he said without a more concerted effort from the international community, every man, woman and child in Afghanistan can face acute poverty.

He said currently, over half of the country's population depends on life-saving assistance.

He called for allowing the International funding to pay the salaries of public-sector workers, and to help Afghan institutions deliver healthcare, education and other vital services.