12 Oct 2021

Make or break moment for Afghanistan, UN warns

International Editor

Afghanistan is at a make or break moment, the UN secretary general has warned, as he declared that failing to save the country’s economy from collapse would mean “the world will pay a heavy price”.

The EU pledged a billion euro support package, but the question for G20 leaders who met today is how to deliver that aid to the Afghan people, who desperately need it without going through the Taliban government.