UN: Spare Aid Work and Staff Amid Afghan Conflict

The United Nations is in the talks with the military to respect the relief operations conducted among displaced families in Lashkar Gah in conflict-stricken Afghanistan. Humanitarian coordinator Robert Watkins said that basic services should be delivered to the affected families and citizens without interruption. He further called on “all parties not to involve or use the civilian population, humanitarian actors, or humanitarian aid for any military purposes.” Humanitarian relief groups have so far distributed 750 kits of food and relief items. Health and school kits, and water and sanitation equipment are on standby for mobilization soon.

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