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Afghanistan's economy is on brink of collapse, warns UN

Afghanistan's economy is on brink of collapse, warns UN
October 7, 2021 --- Web Desk

NEW YORK (Web Desk) – United Nations has warned that Afghanistan's economy is on the brink of collapse.

In a video conference from the Afghan capital, Kabul, Representative & Country Director at World Food Progamme (WFP) Mary-Ellen McGroarty said that Afghanistan’s health system is failing and the economy is on the brink of collapse. “I’ve never before seen a crisis unfold at this pace and scale. Donor pledges and commitments must urgently be turned into reality before it is too late.”

She also warned that the rights of women, girls and minorities are also under threat.

McGroarty said that we are witnessing a new depth of destitution as the drought and the economic crisis drives up food and fuel prices.

According to the UN, In addition to decades of conflict and displacement, Afghanistan has suffered chronic poverty, severe drought and currently the COVID-19 pandemic. “Nearly half the populations, more than 18 million people require aid assistance to survive, while conflict and insecurity have displaced more than 3.5 million, with nearly 700,000 uprooted this year alone.”