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Why WHO wants engagement with Taliban after chief Tedros' Afghanistan visit
Published on Sep 23, 2021 07:55 PM IST
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that Afghanistan faces a ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ as health workers leave the country. Tedros added that the resurgence of Polio is a major risk and 50% children are at risk of malnutrition, The WHO chief’s remarks come after his recent visit to the war-torn nation where he met with Taliban leaders. "Unless urgent action is taken, Afghanistan faces an imminent humanitarian catastrophe. Health workers are leaving, creating a brain drain that will have consequences for years to come," said WHO chief in a briefing. Watch the full video for more.