The political uncertainty following the collapse of the former government to the Taliban in mid-August will force people to start a mass migration, the UNHCR said.
According to the UNHCR, up until now, there had not been mass migration, but the evolving situation will lead to a large number of people leaving the country.
“While we have not seen large outflows of Afghans at this point, the situation inside Afghanistan has evolved more rapidly than anyone expected,” said Kelly T. Clements, deputy high commissioner.
The UNHCR asked neighboring countries to keep their borders open to Afghan refugees.
Meanwhile, the World Food Programme (WFP) has asked the United Nations to provide the organization with USD 12 million to provide food for in-need Afghans.
Many residents say that the political uncertainty, unemployment, and security issues have forced them to leave the country.
Courtesy: TOLO NEWS