U.N. Chief Tells Security Council: Afghanistan ‘Hanging by Thread,’ Urges Countries to Send Humanitarian Aid

An UNHCR worker pushes a wheelbarrow loaded with aid supplies for a displaced Afghan family outside a distribution center as a Taliban fighter secures the area on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra/File Photo

Afghanistan is “hanging by a thread,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday, calling for countries to authorize all transactions needed to carry out humanitarian activities in the Taliban-ruled state.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Michelle Nichols and Jonathan Landay; editing by Jonathan Oatis and Leslie Adler