The UN told the BBC that the unfolding situation in Afghanistan is a “humanitarian catastrophe” and one of the worst crises in the world. About 18 million people, more than half of the country’s population, are in urgent need of life-saving assistance.
There has been a sharp increase in violence across the country between the Taliban and Afghan government forces following the withdrawal of foreign forces.
BBC correspondent Yogita Limaye visited the strategically vital province of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan. All of this, with the exception of the provincial capital, fell into the hands of the Taliban. The UN says 35,000 newly displaced people arrived in Kunduz town in just over a month in search of safety and shelter.
Video by Mahfouz Zubaide, Sanjay Ganguly and Aakriti Thapar.