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Afghanistan seeks “political prejudice” -free humanitarian aid

Afghanistan’s Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Ghani Baradar said the weather exacerbated the plight of the Afghan people, adding that the Taliban are ready to support the distribution of foreign aid throughout the country.

Global aid agencies warn that more than half of Afghanistan’s 38 million people are expected to face hunger. (AFP)

Afghanistan has urged global society to provide support to the people of Afghanistan without “political prejudice” as the country faces a major humanitarian crisis.

“Currently, in various places, people do not have food, accommodation, warm clothing, or money,” Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Ghani Baradar said on Friday.

“The world must support the people of Afghanistan without political prejudice and fulfill their humanitarian obligations,” he added.

Recently, snow has covered much of central and northern Afghanistan, and floods have affected parts of the south.

Baradar said the weather exacerbated the plight of the Afghan people, adding that the Taliban are ready to support the distribution of international aid throughout the country.

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Millions of people can face hunger

Billions of dollars of aid and assets have been frozen by the international community since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August.

Global aid agencies warn that more than half of Afghanistan’s 38 million people are expected to face hunger due to inflation and the surge in unemployment.

No country has officially recognized the Taliban government, and diplomats face the subtle challenge of directing aid to the affected economy without supporting hard-line Islamists.

The Taliban said it had expelled many foreign aid groups when it last came to power between 1996 and 2001, but this time it welcomes foreign donors and protects the rights of their staff.

However, the Taliban faced criticism that it failed to protect its rights, including access to girls’ education, and said aid should not be tied to conditions.

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Source: TRT World and distributors

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