A nurse checks the weight of a child in a makeshift clinic organised by World Vision at a settlement near Herat, Afghanistan. Malnutrition stalks the most vulnerable, and aid groups say more than half the population faces acute food shortages. Photo: AP
A nurse checks the weight of a child in a makeshift clinic organised by World Vision at a settlement near Herat, Afghanistan. Malnutrition stalks the most vulnerable, and aid groups say more than half the population faces acute food shortages. Photo: AP

UN seeks US$5 billion aid for Afghanistan, now on brink of ‘full-blown humanitarian catastrophe’

  • Afghanistan’s economy collapsed after the chaotic withdrawal of the US and its allies and the takeover by Taliban
  • Washington has frozen billions of dollars of the country’s assets, while aid supplies have been heavily disrupted

Topic |   Afghanistan after the US withdrawal
A nurse checks the weight of a child in a makeshift clinic organised by World Vision at a settlement near Herat, Afghanistan. Malnutrition stalks the most vulnerable, and aid groups say more than half the population faces acute food shortages. Photo: AP
A nurse checks the weight of a child in a makeshift clinic organised by World Vision at a settlement near Herat, Afghanistan. Malnutrition stalks the most vulnerable, and aid groups say more than half the population faces acute food shortages. Photo: AP
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