Afghanistan is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis due to the Taliban’s failure to pay health staff.

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Afghanistan is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis due to the Taliban’s failure to pay health staff.

AFGHANISTAN is on the verge of a health catastrophe due to a lack of funds to pay doctors and nurses.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned that the country is “on the verge of a humanitarian disaster” as fears of a hunger crisis grow. Since the Taliban took control in August, the country’s GDP is reported to have shrunk by 40%.

“The fundamental challenge is a lack of funding to pay salaries to perform social services that were previously available,” said Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

“Don’t forget that the majority of these medical professionals, nurses, and water and electricity system operators are still the same people. The leadership has changed, but not these individuals.” The Taliban leadership has urged the US Congress to lift sanctions and release Afghanistan’s abroad assets so that the government can pay public sector employees.

Due to the inability of a network of banks to convert international currency into local currency, international relief organizations have been unable to wire transfer payments to accounts in Afghanistan.

Mr. Maurer warned that if the drought has an impact on food production and the economy continues to be disrupted, the country might face a hunger crisis.

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