UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on industrialized nations to take immediate action on Afghanistan in order to provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.
“We must look for ways to create the conditions that allow Afghan professionals and civilian employees to continue their work to serve the people of Afghanistan,” Guterres said. I call on the world to take action to prevent the collapse and to inject financial assistance into the Afghan economy. Undoubtedly, the main responsibility for finding a solution lies with those who are now responsible in Afghanistan. “
Concerned about the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan, she says the Islamic Emirate has not kept its promises.
Guterres added that if the international community does not address the plight of Afghans now, drug trafficking and terrorist networks are likely to increase and the world will pay a heavy price.
“I am very saddened to see the promises made to Afghan women and girls,” she said. The Taliban (Islamic Emirate) have broken their promises, shattering the dreams of Afghan women and girls. If we do not act and help the Afghans against this storm, not only they but the whole world will soon pay a heavy price. Drug trafficking and the activities of criminal and terrorist networks are also likely to increase. “
At the same time, the European Union is emphasizing the prevention of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
Josep Borrell, head of the European Union’s foreign policy department, says at least one million children will be at risk of death and starvation this winter.
“The humanitarian, social and economic situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating,” Borrell said. “According to the Norwegian Refugee Council, at least one million children will be at risk of dying of cold and starvation next winter. One million, we cannot wait and see without proper assistance.”
Providing urgent humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people, especially women, on the eve of winter is a priority of this meeting.
The G20 summit will be held in Qatar two days after the meeting between the representatives of the United States and the Islamic Emirate.
The G20 consists of the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, China, France, Germany, Italy, India, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey and Indonesia. Qatar, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the United Nations also participate.