‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ Looms in Afghanistan After US Withdrawal: UN Chief

Afghan families gather to receive food stuff distributing by an Islamabad-based Christian organization on the outskirts of Chaman, a town in the Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, on the border with Afghanistan, on Aug. 31, 2021. Dozens of Afghan families have crossed into Pakistan through the southwestern Chaman border a day after the U.S. wrapped up its 20-year military presence in the Taliban-controlled country. (AP Photo)
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The United Nations secretary-general has warned of a looming “humanitarian catastrophe” in Afghanistan following the U.S. withdrawal. In a statement issued Tuesday, Secretary-General António Guterres urged the international community to provide “flexible and comprehensive funding” to the country in its “darkest hour of need.” Guterres said he was “gravely concerned at at the deepening humanitarian and economic crisis in the
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