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UN chief warns ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ looming in Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses media representatives at a European Union summit in Brussels, on June 24, 2021. (John Thys/Pool/AFP)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses media representatives at a European Union summit in Brussels, on June 24, 2021. (John Thys/Pool/AFP)

UNITED NATIONS — United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warns of a looming “humanitarian catastrophe” in Afghanistan as he urges countries to provide emergency funding following the departure of US forces.

“I urge all member states to dig deep for the people of Afghanistan in their darkest hour of need. I urge them to provide timely, flexible and comprehensive funding,” the secretary-general says in a statement.

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