Afghanistan humanitarian crisis: 24mn in need of humanitarian assistance, UN Refugee Agency spokesperson says (E1003)
On this episode of Going Underground we speak to UN Refugee Agency spokesperson Peter Kessler. He discusses the multitude of crises facing Afghans after the US occupation, including a liquidity crisis severely impacting the economy, a major loss of income wiping out the Afghan middle class, and investment and development grinding to a halt. He calls for more international assistance from wealthy countries around the world, including Russia and China. Finally, we speak to Lama Fakih, the Human Rights Watch crisis and conflict director. She discusses the hacking of her personal phone using Pegasus Spyware, why she can’t pinpoint a single state that would have targeted her, how the surveillance prevents journalists and human rights activists doing their work, the worsening humanitarian crisis in Lebanon, and much more.