IRC urges Intl-Community to work swiftly for famine prevention in Afghanistan

International Rescue Committee (IRC) has recently called on the international community to use the opportunity in Afghanistan to prevent famine and added that the momentum to prevent the food crisis should continue.

The committee endorses that the international community’s attention from Afghanistan has been shifted towards Ukraine.

Meanwhile, IRC has applauded recent steps taken by the United States and the World Bank that aim to scale up support to the Afghan people and address the economic crisis in the country.

Amanda Catanzano, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy at the IRC in particular applauded the step taken by the World Bank over releasing $1 billion from Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund to be used by UN aid agencies in the war-torn country.

“These funds will help restore essential health and education services that have been paralyzed since August when donors froze funds that made up 75% of public spending. This funding will also help Afghans rebuild their livelihoods at a time of record food insecurity when nearly 9 million Afghans live on the brink of famine. ” Said, Catanzano.

IRC has called on the world countries to scale up funding for humanitarian aid and commit to policy changes to decrease the ongoing economic crisis.

In the meantime, the committee has suggested that in the upcoming meetings on Afghanistan; engagement in the economic crisis in Afghanistan, support technical capacity at Afghanistan’s central, and the release of the country’s reserves should be a top priority.

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Source: The Khaama Press News Agency

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