Over 3.8mn Afghans Receive Assistance in September: UN

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Kabul: The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said more than 3.8 million Afghans received food aid in September after aid agencies stepped up their response to growing food insecurity in the country following the Taliban takeover. Read- Kabul Airport Blast: All Indians Safe, Say Report; NATO, UN condemn attack

“In September, more than 3.8 million people received food assistance, 21,000 children aged six-59 months and 10,000 women treated for acute malnutrition, 32,000 received non-food aid including blankets and warm clothing,” the agency said in a statement. Found the substance.” Statement. Also read- UN chief condemns Taliban attack on UN complex in Afghanistan

More than 10,000 children reached out with community-based education activities, 450,000 people with primary and secondary health care, livelihood support provided to 160,000 farmers and herders, the statement said. Also Read – YouTube Removes Myanmar Army Channels; United Nations to meet on crisis

During this period, “12,000 people received emergency psycho-social and mental health support, 186,000 drought-affected people received water, and 150,000 people received sanitation incentives and sanitation kits”.

Millions of people in Afghanistan have been deeply affected by decades of conflict and displacement, chronic poverty, the COVID-19 pandemic, a severe drought, a failing health system and an economy on the verge of collapse, the statement said. The security situation across Afghanistan has remained generally calm but uncertain since the Taliban took over in mid-August.

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