EU ready to continue Afghanistan aid

"The European Union is ready to continue to offer humanitarian assistance," European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic said.

"We are evaluating how we can offer that humanitarian assistance to make sure that it's safe, that it goes the people who really need it ," he told a news conference following a meeting of EU commissioners.

Afghanistan faces the collapse of basic services and food and other aid is about to run out, the United Nations said on Tuesday, after the Taliban took control of the country on August 15 and the United States and Western powers withdrew.

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