US to provide $144 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
Agencies | Washington
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The US is providing nearly $144 million in new humanitarian assistance to the people affected by the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan, National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne said on Thursday.
In a statement, she said that the total of Washington’s assistance to Afghanistan has reached $474 million this year.
“This brings total US humanitarian aid in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $474 million in 2021, the largest amount of assistance from any nation,” Horne said.
The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan has deteriorated ever since the Taliban took control of Kabul in August.
The UN agencies have warned that the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is worsening, and funding for emergency aid is urgently needed to help 20 million people there.
Afghanistan has suffered decades of conflict and displacement, as well as chronic poverty, severe drought, and now the Covid-19 pandemic.