The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, Hissein Brahim Taha, has commended “the generous donation of one million dollars” by Nigeria to the Humanitarian Trust Fund for Afghanistan.
A statement from the OIC headquarters said the donation comes in time to add a new momentum to organisation’s efforts to contribute to easing the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and to help in catering for the needs of millions of Afghan people, including women and children.
“OIC remains committed to the noble cause of supporting the Afghan people and will spare no effort in implementing to the full the special resolution on Afghanistan issued by the last extraordinary session of the Council of Foreign Ministers held in December 2021 in Islamabad, Republic of Pakistan.
The OIC had announced the launch of the trust fund to address the humanitarian crises in Afghanistan during its extraordinary emergency conference on Afghanistan in December 2021, held in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The OIC called on its member states to make their contribution to the fund.
International organizations across the world froze billions of dollars in aid and assets to Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country in August 2021.
Nigeria as a one of the OIC member states announced its contribution.
On February 22, Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid announced that the Taliban, which took over Afghanistan in August 2021, had started “clearance operations” in Kabul and nearby provinces ostensibly to search for criminals and weapons. The door-to-door searches have created an atmosphere of fear.