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OIC urges member nations, others for humanitarian aid for Afghanistan citizens

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Islamabad, Dec 18 (MNN) The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has urged its members and other states to mobilise financial resources to ensure immediate humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan citizens.

In a statement ahead of a meeting of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers here on Saturday, Assistant Secretary General of Humanitarian Affairs Tarig Ali Bakhit Salah stressed that the Afghans need relief and peace after decades of war, suffering and insecurity.

“It is crucial for the international community to take swift action to ensure that Afghan people have unimpeded access to life-saving assistance, and that humanitarian support is scaled up,” Tarig added.

“The OIC humanitarian Office in Kabul will assume its responsibility in coordination with the various international agencies in delivering the required assistance to the millions of people in need,” he added.

Tarig expressed confidence that the OIC fraternity, the United Nations, regional partners as well as key stakeholders will take all necessary steps to bring sustainable solutions to a catastrophic humanitarian situation in Afghanistan in which millions of lives are at stake.

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