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U.N. works out deal with Taliban to continue aid for Afghan people

Afghan families gather to receive food stuff distributing by an Islamabad-based Christian organization on the outskirts of Chaman, a border town in the Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province. (AP Photo)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 11:12 AM PT – Monday, September 6, 2021

The United Nations promised to continue offering aid to the Afghan people. According to a statement released by the U.N. on Sunday, half of Afghanistan’s 18 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance in order to survive.

A spokesman for the secretary general met directly with Taliban leadership to discuss the continued aid. Both sides reached an agreement to keep U.N.’s funds flowing, including funds provided by the U.S., so long as it goes to the people and not to the Taliban.

“An urgent scale-up in funding is required so the lifesaving humanitarian operation can continue,” the statement read. “The United Nations continues to stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan.”

Living conditions in Afghanistan are worsening.

UNHCR is stepping up emergency aid programmes for thousands.

Cash, tents, hygiene kits and other relief items are distributed daily to women and men in need including displaced people.

— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) September 6, 2021

This follows the World Health Organization, who have been working with Taliban leaders to get medicine to Afghans in need.

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