The United Nations on Monday drummed up millions of dollars in emergency funds from donor countries for beleaguered Afghans who could soon face widespread hunger:1618144140000,, even as Western governments and the UN human rights chief voiced concerns about the Taliban’s first steps in establishing power in AfghanistanThe past seven days there have been a total of 321 new reported deaths.
“The people of Afghanistan need a lifeline,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the conference.
He said one in three Afghans did not know where their next meal will come from, the poverty rate was “spiraling” and basic public services were nearing collapseHealth authorities say AstraZeneca shots for those 50 and older will be available immediately at special clinics.
Guterres noted that a severe drought was jeopardising the upcoming harvest, and hunger has been rising.
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