Key Messages from the Afghanistan 2022 Conference

Humanitarian needs in Afghanistan are at unprecedented levels. Over 24 million people – 59 per cent of the population –require lifesaving assistance in 2022, a considerable 30 per cent higher than last year. At the same time, a devastating drought – the worst in almost 30 years – has affected three quarters of provinces. Twenty-three […]

Secretary-General’s remarks to the High-level Pledging Event on Afghanistan

Thank you for joining us today in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan. I thank the governments of the United Kingdom, Germany and Qatar for hosting this pledging conference. The massive humanitarian response in Afghanistan since August 2021 undoubtedly saved many lives over the winter. I thank many of you for your contributions to the […]

Statement by Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock at the High Level Ministerial Event on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan

I recently met with a women’s rights activist from Afghanistan. She deplored how the Taliban are reversing women’s rights in the country. “It’s like all the progress we made was built out of ice. That ice has been put in the sun. And now everything is melting away.” That’s how she put it. What we […]

Education Cannot Wait director calls for immediate return to education for girls in Afghanistan

Education Cannot Wait Director Calls for Immediate Return to Education for Girls in Afghanistan