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US Announces $61mn Humanitarian Aid for Afghanistan

US Announces $61mn Humanitarian Aid for Afghanistan

KABUL – An additional humanitarian aid of $61 million was announced by the US to Afghanistan to meet the requirements of vulnerable and displaced people among returning refugees across Afghanistan.
Ongoing war and frequent natural disasters continue to force people to flee their homes and generate humanitarian needs across Afghanistan. This new funding will provide emergency food assistance, nutrition services, hygiene kits, safe drinking water, access to latrines, and protection for people in the most affected regions of our country, including Afghan refugees who face the challenge of reintegrating into Afghan communities.
“We welcome the US Government’s generous support, appreciate it as ‘the single largest donor of humanitarian assistance’ to Afghanistan. We are committed to ensuring that all assistance to Afghanistan is spent accountably,” said CEO Abdullah Abdullah in a tweet.
With this new funding, the United States is the single largest donor of humanitarian assistance to help the people of Afghanistan, providing more than $293 million since Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.
This funding is in addition to the Washington’s ongoing support, which includes provision of clean drinking water, improved sanitation, shelter, relief supplies, food, livelihoods opportunities, nutrition and health care for refugees, returnees and people displaced by natural disasters, drought and conflict.
The US calls on other donors to contribute as well to help meet growing humanitarian needs.
(Sahar News)

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