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UK to allocate about $70 million of aid to Afghanistan

Source : 112 Ukraine

The financial aid will be spent for food, drugs, accommodation for winter in Afghanistan
12:14, 1 November 2021

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The UK government will allocate 50 million pounds (over $68 million) to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan as the government reported.

This financial assistance will help to meet the urgent need for food, nutrition, shelter, and medicine during the winter in Afghanistan, as well as support broader UN humanitarian activities.

“Two and a half million Afghans, most of them women and girls, will receive urgent life-saving humanitarian support thanks to £50 million of funding announced by the Prime Minister today,” the message says.

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The funding will be part of a £286 million bailout package announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in September. It will be sent through UN agencies and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

On August 15, the Taliban militants seized Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that he had left the country to avoid bloodshed as the Taliban entered the capital Kabul.

After the Taliban have seized the power in Afghanistan, the International Monetary Fund on August 18 said it had suspended the country's access to its financial resources, including around $440 million in new monetary reserves.

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