Washington grants more than $308 million in additional aid to Afghanistan

The United States announced additional humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people of more than $308 million.

This brings the total humanitarian assistance provided by the United States to Afghanistan and Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $782 million since last October, National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne said in a statement yesterday.

The statement added that the United States will also provide the Afghan people with one million additional doses of vaccines against the virus (Corona emerging – Covid 19) through the international (Cofax) initiative to distribute vaccines, bringing the total number of American doses provided to 4.3 million doses.

He explained that “humanitarian assistance will be provided by the US Agency for International Development directly to independent humanitarian organizations and will help provide life-saving protection and shelter, basic health care, especially in the winter, and emergency food assistance, water, and hygiene in response to the increasing humanitarian needs that have been exacerbated by (Corona) and the lack of health care facilities.” drought, malnutrition and the winter season.

The statement affirmed the United States’ commitment to support the Afghan people and to continue discussing all available options to stand with them.

On the other hand, the United Nations said that it needs five billion dollars in aid to Afghanistan in 2022 to avert a humanitarian disaster and provide a future for the country after 40 years of suffering.

The international organization indicated in a statement yesterday that funding for its new plan requires 4.4 billion dollars from donor countries to provide for humanitarian needs in Afghanistan for this year, in the largest amount requested by the United Nations for one country, in addition to 623 million dollars to help millions of Afghan refugees who have fled their country to other countries. contiguous.

She added that 22 million people inside Afghanistan and 5.7 million Afghans who have been displaced to neighboring countries need urgent assistance next year. “A massive humanitarian catastrophe is casting its shadows,” said Martin Griffiths, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. My urgent message: Do not close the door in the face of the people of Afghanistan.” “They helped us avoid widespread hunger, disease, malnutrition and ultimately death,” he added, warning that without aid, “there will be no future” for Afghanistan.


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