MOSCOW, Russia, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) – Russia’s special envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said on Friday that hundreds of thousands of Afghans would risk fleeing to Europe if the economic and humanitarian crisis was not averted.
Russian news agency Sputnik quoted Kabulov as saying: “The West is concerned about the possibility of Afghans fleeing the country and moving to Europe. As a result of the inability of the United Nations to send money, at least one-tenth of Afghanistan’s 23 million people will flee to Europe this winter. ”
Kabulov stressed that the world community should not be a scapegoat for the situation where hundreds of thousands of Afghan families have to leave the country, and that countries and philanthropic organizations need to pay attention in time to open up Afghanistan’s frozen assets.
Russian diplomat Kabulov said “the world needs help from Afghans so that they can cross all the lost borders and not enter Europe.”AFP / Photo: Agency