The Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric announced on Friday that the UN will host a ministerial-level humanitarian aid conference for Afghanistan in two weeks time in Geneva.
Dujarric stated that, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will be travel to the Swiss capital to attend the meeting set to take place on September 13.
In order to continue humanitarian aid efforts in Afghanistan, the UN stated it required $1.3 billion. However, only 39 percent of this figure has been raised, according to official data.
Thirty-eight million people in Afghanistan need help as the UN warned of the risk of a looming humanitarian disaster in the country, which has recentşy been taken over by the Taliban.
Since the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul on August 14, no country has recognized them as the Afghan government. Many countries, including the US, have issued successive statements, urging the group to establish an inclusive government and comply with human rights.
The Taliban has stated that it has discussed with officials from the previous Afghan government and civil society representatives, and an inclusive government would soon be established.
Talks are also ongoing with regards to the operation and security of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, which is the only route for foreign nationals into the country, as well as the primary route of humanitarian aid.