| 28 May 2024, Tuesday |

U.N. to convene Afghanistan aid conference on Sept. 13

On September 13, the United Nations will hold an international relief summit in Geneva to try avert “looming humanitarian disaster,” according to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
“We need the international community to unite and support the Afghan people,” Guterres said in tweet announcing the summit, which he claimed will seek rapid increase in humanitarian aid funds.

“We also appeal for full and unimpeded humanitarian access to make sure Afghans continue to get the essential services they need,” he said.

Many Afghans were struggling to feed their families amid severe drought well before Taliban militants seized power last month and millions may now face starvation with the country isolated and the economy unravelling, aid agencies say.

“The United Nations stands in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan and is committed to staying and delivering for them,” Guterres said.

  • Reuters