Ladies and gentlemen of the media. Good morning.
Allow me a few words on the nightmare unfolding in Afghanistan.
We are in a race against time to help the Afghan people.
Just two days ago, the United Nations launched our largest-ever humanitarian appeal for a single country.
The scale of that appeal reflects the scale of the despair.
Babies being sold to feed their siblings.
Freezing health facilities overflowing with malnourished children.
People burning their possessions to keep warm.