World Must Inject Cash Into Afghanistan's Economy : Antonio Guterres

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged that international community to find ways to inject cash directly into Afghanistan's Economy to avert its total collapse as a growing humanitarian crisis impacts half the population.

Speaking to reporters at UN Headquarters, Guterres' comments underscored the urgent need for steps to ease the economic and humanitarian crises that have grown since the Taliban took power as the 20-year US Military intervention ended.

He said the crisis is affecting at least 18 million people - half the country's population," said Guterres, adding that a massive UN Humanitarian Aid Operation is underway in a "race against time" as winter approaches.

Guterres noted that the Afghan Economy - kept afloat by Foreign Aid for two decade was being buffeted by drought and covid-19 before the Taliban seized power.