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UNGA president calls for assistance in resolving Afghan humanitarian crisis

Abdulla Shahid emphasized that the priority should be given to women and children

UNITED NATIONS, October 21. / TASS /. The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is a critical issue, the country’s people need help from all over the world, President of the 76th United Nations General Assembly Abdulla Shahid told TASS on Wednesday.

"The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is very acute. I would call on everyone to assist the Afghan people in dealing with the humanitarian crisis," Shahid said.

The UNGA president emphasized that the priority should be given to women and children. "It is important that we give the Afghan people the right to decide their future and move forward without taking steps backward," he stated.

The Taliban (outlawed in Russia) embarked on a large-scale operation to take control of Afghanistan after the US had announced its intention to withdraw its forces in the spring. On September 6, the Taliban gained full control over Afghanistan, and on September 7, the radicals announced the new interim government. Currently, the country is in an extremely challenging economic situation. Its foreign exchange reserves, held by Western banks, are blocked, while the global community does not recognize the Taliban leadership.