“I've never seen a crisis unfold and escalate at the pace and scale that we are seeing,” says Mary-Ellen McGroarty, director of the United Nations World Food Program in Afghanistan.
She says Afghanistan is now facing mass starvation. https://t.co/XyPxVAIieS pic.twitter.com/bZbR8XhRZd
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) December 13, 2021
Sharyn Alfonsi: Some of the humanitarian workers we spoke to said that the country is on the verge of its worst humanitarian crisis ever. Do you believe that to be true?
Dr. Qalandar Ebad: We are on the edge of this crisis. Everyone knows that the funds are freezed by the international community. I think they can unfreeze the funds for the health sector of Afghanistan. It is very important for the need of the time.
Sharyn Alfonsi: The international community has spoken pretty clearly and said, they’re “not gonna unfreeze funds unless there’s a guarantee that all girls will be educated in Afghanistan.” Is the Taliban willing to consider any kind of movement in that area?
h/T Geopolitics and Empire