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UN chief: Vulnerable people, countries hit hard by effects of war in Ukraine

Rahmatullah Baghban

Press TV, Kabul

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the impact of the war in Ukraine on food security, energy, and finance in developing countries is severe and escalating alarmingly.

He has stressed that urgent action must be taken to save the lives of those vulnerable around the globe.

We are visiting Afghan food markets, where prices are hiking day by day. Food items are short and people don’t have the cash to buy them. Customers here tell us about their struggle to provide food and livelihoods.

On Wednesday, the UN chief said the impacts of the war in Ukraine have generated food and finance crises globally, with vulnerable ones being hit hard. 

Afghan experts say Afghanistan is among the countries affected severely.

Afghan traders and businessmen also complain about the severe impacts of freezing Afghan assets by the US and global sanctions on the country.

Following the Taliban takeover, the US and allies froze some 9 billion dollars in Afghan central bank assets and major funding to the country was halted.

Sanctions and ripple effects from the war in Ukraine have triggered a food crisis in Afghanistan. Most people here say they can’t afford a single sack of flour since prices have more than doubled.

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