The Afghan economy collapsed following the Taliban's return to power in August 2021.
Photo: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

More than 28 million Afghans depend on aid to survive, says the UN

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has warned that 28.3 million Afghans need “life-saving” aid in 2023.

Afghanistan’s collapsed economy, climate change and conflict are the main drivers of the worsening situation for Afghans, exacerbated by the Taliban’s ban on women working as aid workers, which forced major aid agencies suspend their operations in the country.