President Joe Biden’s deadly withdrawal could leave a million Afghan children to die from a lack of food and water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned Monday.
“It was a surprise for us how the former administration abandoned the government,” Taliban’s deputy information and culture minister Zabihullah Mujahid told the New York Times. “We were not fully prepared for that and are still trying to figure things out to manage the crisis and try to help people in any way possible.”
In response, the UNICEF agreed with Mujahid, indicating almost 10 million children will depend on foreign aid to live, as World Food Program revealed 40 percent of Afghan crops have been lost since Biden’s deadly withdrawal. And commodity prices are climbing. “Wheat has gone up by 25 percent, and the aid agency’s own food stock is expected to run out by the end of September,” the Times reports.