Need for humanitarian aid has increased by 30% in Afghanistan: ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed concern that the Afghan people’s need for humanitarian assistance has increased by 30 percent.

The committee wrote on its Twitter page on Tuesday that currently 24.4 million people across Afghanistan are in need of humanitarian assistance.

According to the United Nations, more than half of Afghanistan’s population is facing a severe crisis and food insecurity, and one million children are at risk of severe malnutrition.

Earlier, officials from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expressed concern about the escalation of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, saying that governments need to work with Afghanistan to improve the situation.