UN calls for restoration of Afghanistan's frozen foreign exchange reserves

By Muhammad JuniadPublished On 14 Jan 2022
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NEW YORK: United Nations has called for the restoration of Afghanistan's frozen foreign exchange reserves.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world is in a race against time to help people in Afghanistan, where a nightmare is unfolding. “Without a more concerted effort from the international community, every man, woman, and child in Afghanistan can face acute poverty.”

“Currently, over half of the country's population depends on life-saving assistance,” he said.

He called for allowing International funding to pay the salaries of public-sector workers, and to help Afghan institutions deliver healthcare, education, and other vital services.