The UN has requested permission from the Taliban movement to deliver humanitarian supplies through the Kabul airport, Ramiz Alakbarov, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan, said at a briefing.
“We are holding discussions, and we have sent an official request,” Alakbarov said, noting that he does not undertake to predict when the Taliban will allow the UN to deliver humanitarian supplies to the Kabul airport.
According to him, the ability to carry out humanitarian flights to Kabul is important not only from the point of view of staff rotation but, first of all, in the context of the delivery of food and medicines.
“We are actively requesting and negotiating the provision of humanitarian access to the Kabul airport. We hope that the work (of the airport) will resume as soon as possible so that we can deliver food and other goods directly to Kabul. Now we do not have such an opportunity,” he said.