The United Nations has proposed two plans to assist the Afghan population and displaced Afghans in neighboring countries, which include more than $ 5 billion in international funding in 2022, TASS reports.
The UN and nongovernmental organizations are today launching joint response plans aimed at providing vital assistance to 22 million people in Afghanistan and supporting 5.7 million Afghans and local communities in neighboring countries, the world organization noted.
The Humanitarian and Refugee Response Plan requires more than $ 5 billion in international funding in 2022. People in Afghanistan are dealing with one of the fastest growing crises in the world. Half of the population is facing severe hunger, more than 9 million people have been displaced.
The organization noted that without support in Afghanistan, tens of thousands of children could die of malnutrition given the collapse of [the] basic health care system.
Afghanistan is facing a full-scale humanitarian catastrophe, according to UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths.
The humanitarian response plan provides for the allocation of $ 4.4 billion. It is assumed that the funds will go to food and agricultural support, health care, shelters, access to water and sanitation.
The Refugee Initiative provides $ 623 million in funding to 40 health, food security, education, logistics and telecommunications organizations.