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International conference raises money for Afghanistan

International conference raises money for Afghanistan

The UN, the U.S., and have pledged large sums of money for humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

The U.S. is providing $64 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. This was announced on Monday, September 13, by Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a conference on humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

“I am proud to announce today that the United States is providing about $64 million in new humanitarian aid,” Greenfield said.

She said this funding will support the work of the UN, including the High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Health Organization, as well as international nongovernmental organizations.

Greenfield said the funding will help provide life-saving food and clean water to Afghans.

Aid should also help address protection concerns for women, children, and ethnic and religious minorities.

All told, Greenfield said, the United States is providing about $330 million in aid to Afghanistan this fiscal year.

The U.N., in turn, will provide $20 million for humanitarian missions in Afghanistan.

According to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Taliban, who has seized power, has pledged to cooperate to ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid to the people.

Another 100 million euros of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan will be provided by France.

Earlier, Guterres said the international community must continue dialogue with the Taliban in Afghanistan to avoid economic collapse and millions of deaths in the country.



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