Mullah Baradar urges world community to help Afghans amid freezing winter

Taliban’s First Deputy Prime Minister, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on Friday urged the international community to help Afghans amid freezing winter and heavy snow. Baradar, in a video message broadcast by Radio-Television of Afghanistan (RTA), called the Afghan situation “critical” and said that citizens across the country are in grave need of cash, shelter, and food, […]

40 million Afghans may fall into ‘extreme poverty’ by mid 2022: UN

Raising concern over the ongoing humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, UN Migration Agency said that Afghanistan may fall into “extreme poverty” by mid-2022 if no action is taken immediately to address the simultaneous humanitarian, economic and political crises. “Afghanistan is a country of almost 40 million people, nearly all of whom may fall into extreme poverty by […]

Thousands of Afghans receive assistance within week: UN agency

Thousands of Afghans have received humanitarian assistance within a week from October 11-17 across Afghanistan, a United Nations agency confirmed on Friday. In northeast, 2,625 internally displaced people, who recently returned to their villages, received household items in Badakhshan province, the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Afghanistan said in a press release on […]

Afghans dying at border as tensions intensify between Taliban, Pakistan

Amid tensions between the Taliban and Pakistan, Afghans are dying at Spin Boldak after Islamabad restricted entry at the key international intersection only to Pakistani or Kandahar identification cardholders. Earlier this month, a rush toward the entry checkpoint of the Pakistan border resulted in the death of at least one person. However, those patrolling the boundary on the […]