The country has been facing a serious economic crisis since the Taliban took over Afghanistan. Meanwhile, India’s Ambassador to the United Nations TS Tirumurthy has endorsed the UNSC’s proposal to exempt the affected country from sanctions for providing humanitarian assistance. “The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is serious,” Tirumurthy told the UN Security Council. We have seen reports showing that more than half the population is facing a crisis or severe food insecurity.
Humanitarian assistance is needed to meet the food needs of the population, most of whom live in the country. He said winter is already causing problems. With this alliance, India reaffirms the international community’s support for the delivery, direct, and assurance of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.
Tirumurthy further said that the United Nations should equally monitor the distribution of aid. We have just airlifted 500,000 doses of vaccine and 1.6 metric tons of life-saving drugs. We are in the process of sending more drugs and grain.
India stands ready to provide immediate humanitarian assistance, including food and medicine, to the people of Afghanistan. “We are committed to our commitment to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan,” Tirumurthy said.