PM Imran urges world to avert humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan

By: News Desk      Published: 03:34 PM, 9 Nov, 2021
PM Imran urges world to avert humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan
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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he has been warning of a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan that is now seconded by World Food Program chief who just issued an alert in this regard, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Imran Khan expressed his government’s resolve that Pakistan would continue to provide all possible relief but the international community must act now. He said that it has a moral obligation to avert this humanitarian disaster confronting the Afghan people.

In a tweet, Imran Khan wrote this while sharing a BBC article that quoted WFP executive director David Beasley.

David paid a visit to Kabul on Sunday and talking to BBC he said, “We're now looking at the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth. It is as bad as you possibly can imagine.”

"Ninety-five percent of the people don't have enough food, and now we're looking at 23 million people marching towards starvation," he added. 

"The next six months are going to be catastrophic. It is going to be hell on Earth," WFP said.

Mr. Beasley challenges the governments and the billionaires of the developed world to face up to the urgent need for help.