Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council – on Afghanistan [as delivered]

Mr. President, Excellencies,
Six months after the takeover by the Taliban, Afghanistan is hanging by a thread.
For Afghans, daily life has become a frozen hell.
They’re in the grips of another brutal winter of blistering wind, cold and snow.  
Families huddle in makeshift tents under plastic sheets – even burning their possessions to keep warm.
Clinics are overcrowded – and under-resourced.
Ambulances and hospital power generators are running dry because of skyrocketing fuel prices.

Source: UN News

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