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UNAMA welcomes UNSC decision facilitating delivery of urgent humanitarian help to Afghanistan Thursday, 23 December 2021

UNAMA welcomes UNSC decision facilitating delivery of urgent humanitarian help to Afghanistan



Kabul [Afghanistan], December 23 (ANI): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Wednesday welcomed the UNSC decision facilitating the delivery of urgent humanitarian help to millions in need in Afghanistan.

"We welcome UNSC decision today facilitating the delivery of urgent humanitarian help to millions in need. UN urges Afghan DFAInt’l Comm. to accelerate necessary next steps to support needsrights of Afghan people, inc. the broader, underlying, economic crisis impacting society," UNAMA tweeted.

The Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution providing for a humanitarian exemption to the sanctions regime established by resolution 1988 (2011), enabling the provision of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan as the country verges on economic collapse, the UN said in a statement.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2615 (2021), under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the 15-member Council decided that humanitarian assistance along with other activities that support basic human needs in Afghanistan are not a violation of a provision in resolution 2255 (2015) concerning individuals and entities associated with the Taliban in constituting a threat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan.

Additionally, the Council decided that the processing and payment of funds, other financial assets or economic resources, and the provision of goods and services necessary to ensure the timely delivery of such assistance or to support such activities are permitted. It also strongly encouraged providers relying on the resolution to use reasonable efforts to minimize the accrual of any benefits -- whether as a result of direct provision or diversion -- to entities or individuals designated on the sanctions list established by resolution 1988 (2011).

By other terms, the Council decided to review the implementation of the resolution after one year and requested the Emergency Relief Coordinator to brief its members every six months, based on the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan. (ANI)

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