Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged the international community to provide immediate humanitarian relief to millions of Afghans on the brink of starvation.
In a tweet the premier said that there is an urgency and obligation for the international community under the unanimously adopted United Nations (UN) principle of Responsibility To Protect (R2P).
The premier also tagged a news report published in the Guardian daily, UK, carrying excerpts from an article written by former British premier Gordon Brown to UK foreign secretary, Liz Truss, calling on her to help convene a donor conference to raise $4.5bn (£3.3bn) for Afghanistan.
The former UK PM in his article, had warned that more than 23 million people were at risk of starvation if aid did not materialize.
There is an urgency for the international community, as well as their obligation under the unanimously adopted UN principle of Responsibility To Protect (R2P), to provide immediate humanitarian relief to millions of Afghans on the brink of starvation. https://t.co/td3q3vu3F4— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 22, 2022
It is pertinent to mention that the UN agencies had launched a call for $4.5bn in aid for 2022, its biggest-ever international appeal. The US responded with a donation of $308m, to be channeled through independent humanitarian organizations.