Afghanistan Civil Sosiety Organizations Call for Ceasefire

A large group of Afghan civil society organizations in Afghanistan and abroad have signed a petition in support of the United Nations’ call for a humanitarian ceasefire, in order to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches the most vulnerable people in Afghanistan.

In the petition, they urged US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as well as the European Union, NATO and P5 leaders to support this initiative by the UN.

In a statement, the organizations called on all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan to ‍agree to a full and immediate humanitarian ceasefire.

They said the coronavirus pandemic will not wait for intra-Afghan negotiations to agree to a comprehensive ceasefire.

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