UN agency responsible for children, UNICEF, is seeking support for over 10 million children in conflict-hit Afghanistan.
According to UNICEF, “Over 10 million children need urgent help in Afghanistan.”
In a post sighted by African Entertainment on its official Facebook page, UNICEF says “As families deal with the double burden of COVID-19 and conflict, UNICEF is on the ground, scaling up lifesaving water, food and medical care.”
Earlier in a statement on its website, UNICEF says it was “continuing to work with partners to support children and their families across the country.
It added that “Recent developments in Afghanistan have taken a heavy toll on the country’s children and their families. The long-running humanitarian crisis has become a triple crisis: the recent escalation in conflict, a third wave of COVID-19, and drought. Since the end of May, the number of people internally displaced because of conflict and in need of immediate humanitarian aid more than doubled, reaching 550,000.”