Eleven million Afghans needed health assistance and food aid, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.
More than a million people have also been displaced internally, while more than half of the children under the age of five are expected to face malnutrition, according to OCHA.
“Basic services in Afghanistan are collapsing and food and other lifesaving aid is about to run out,” OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke said, ahead of an international aid conference on Afghanistan on 13 September.
Local UN humanitarian coordinator Ramiz Alakbarov warned: “The lean winter season is fast approaching, and without additional funding, food stocks will run out at the end of September.”
The Taliban now face the challenge of alleviating these problems for a country that relies on international aid.
But the country’s foreign reserves – potentially a source of funding for the Taliban – are held abroad and have been frozen.
Afghanistan needs $1.3bn (£943m) to help 16 million people, according to a 2021 humanitarian response plan that was consolidated by OCHA - and only 40 per cent of the goals in this plan have been met, according to the organisation, leaving a deficit of $766m (£556m).
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