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Afghans face ‘their most perilous hour’, warns UN boss

"The people of Afghanistan are facing the collapse of an entire country — all at once," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a Geneva conference.

By: Reuters | Geneva |
September 13, 2021 7:28:23 pm
UN, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, Afghanistan, Afghanistan poverty, Poverty, Geneva, indian express, indian express news, world news, current affairsUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke to The Associated Press this weekend ahead of this week's annual United Nations gathering of world leaders a convening blemished by COVID, climate concerns and contentiousness across the planet. (File)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for donors to pledge hundreds of millions of dollars for Afghanistan, saying that poverty was spiralling and many people could run out of food by the end of the month.

“After decades of war, suffering and insecurity, they face perhaps their most perilous hour,” he said in opening remarks at a Geneva conference where $606 million is being sought.

“The people of Afghanistan are facing the collapse of an entire country — all at once.”

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