Informal videoconference of Development Ministers: Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell after the meeting

12 Oct: Informal videoconference of Development Ministers: Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell after the meeting

(Source: EEAS)

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I have convened this urgent meeting with Ministers responsible for Development to address the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and to discuss how we can support the Afghan people together – Member States and European institutions – as Team Europe.

The humanitarian and socio-economic situation in Afghanistan is on the verge of collapse. According to the Norwegian Refugee Council, at least 1 million children are at risk of dying this winter of cold and hunger – 1 million -, unless they get the appropriate assistance. We cannot ‘wait and see’. We need to act, and act quickly.…