Afghanistan: Afghan refugees in Britain warn of “human catastrophe” when relatives left behind face crisis | World News

Afghan refugees in Britain are warning of a “human disaster” in their former homeland as relatives left behind are facing possible famine.

Chaman Rasuli, a former worker at the British embassy who settled in Coventry, told Sky News: “Hunger absolutely shows that it will come and it will quite affect people’s livelihood. I fear it will be a human disaster. Human crisis. “

Enayutullah Ahady, who also helped the British in Kabul, fled in April.

Enayutullah Ahady and Chaman Rasuli

He said because of the crisis “all food, food, is becoming expensive and on the other hand, there is no money to buy, life is getting harder day by day back in Afghanistan.”

Both men said all of their family members lost their jobs after the economy collapsed after the Taliban took over the country.

Charities warn that more than half of Afghanistan’s population, some 19 million people, could face starvation this winter.

In recent days, Maryann Horne, a senior adviser to the British Red Cross has traveled to Kabul to help with the relief effort.

Speaking from the city, she said donations are urgently needed: “Afghanistan is going through one of the worst humanitarian crises in its history.

“The drought, which has lasted two to three years, affecting 80% of the country, leads to a situation where the little food that Afghanistan has produced is not produced and the borders are closed and what little is in the country is not enough. Feed people . “

Sabir Zazai, a former refugee told Sky News: “I think the world needs to remember Afghanistan.”

(LR) Shaman Rasuli, Sabir Zazai and Enayutullah Ahady
(LR) Shaman Rasuli, Sabir Zazai and Enayutullah Ahady

Mr Zazai fled the Taliban in 1999 and first settled in Coventry before becoming the chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council.

He returned to speak at a peace conference in the city’s cathedral. He said: “There is a real need for cooperation and global cooperation to help and support Afghanistan through this difficult time because often not only bullets take lives, it is also hunger.”

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