With most international aid shut, Afghan government services cannot function and public employees are not receiving their salaries.
“The situation… from a humanitarian perspective continues to be extremely tense,” Ramiz Alakbarov, UN humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan, said on Wednesday, adding that more than half the children in the country already struggle to find the next meal.
With most international aid shut, Alakbarov said government services cannot function and public employees are not receiving their salaries.
The Taliban has yet to form a new government, and their international recognition remains in question, preventing the resumption of foreign aid.
Earlier on Wednesday, the group paraded in Kandahar some of the military hardware, including armoured vehicles, they captured during their takeover.
At least one Black Hawk helicopter has also been reported flying over Kandahar recently, suggesting someone from the former Afghan army was at the controls as the Taliban lacks pilots, according to the AFP news agency.
Meanwhile, a Qatar Airways flight has landed in Kabul carrying a team that will help get the airport running again as a lifeline for aid.
SOURCE: AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES