Afghanistan is facing a breakdown of its economic and social systems that risks turning into a humanitarian catastrophe, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Sunday.
Avoiding the worst-case scenario would require the Taliban to comply with conditions that would enable more international assistance, Josep Borrell wrote in a blog post.
"Afghanistan is experiencing a serious humanitarian crisis and a socio-economic collapse is looming, which would be dangerous for Afghans, the region and international security," Borrell wrote.
has increased its humanitarian aid to Afghanistan since the Taliban took power, but halted its development assistance, a move also taken by other countries and the World Bank.
Borrell met Qatari officials last week in the Qatari capital Doha, where the Taliban have a representation.
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