Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman’s Meeting with UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan Ramiz Alakbarov

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Friday, May 6, 2022
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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

Yesterday, Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with Ramiz Alakbarov, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) for Afghanistan, to discuss the international community’s ongoing efforts to provide life-saving humanitarian to the Afghan people and the UN’s efforts to ensure the most vulnerable people are being reached.

Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman and RC/HC Alakbarov discussed current humanitarian access challenges in Afghanistan. Deputy Administrator Coleman expressed concern about reports of increasing Taliban inference and attempts to control the delivery of humanitarian assistance. They also discussed options for medium-term support, beyond humanitarian aid, to address the ongoing humanitarian and economic catastrophe.

Last updated: September 23, 2022

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