US pledges another $308 million in humanitarian aid to Afghans

The United States has announced more than $308 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan amid the ongoing economic crisis in the country.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the White House stated that the amount brings the total “U.S. humanitarian aid in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $782 million since October 2021.”
“We remain the single largest donor of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan. In addition, the United States is providing the people of Afghanistan one million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses through COVAX, bringing our total to 4.3 million doses,” the statement read.
According to the statement, the new humanitarian assistance by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will directly flow through independent humanitarian organizations.
US noted that the assistance will help provide lifesaving protection and shelter, essential health care, winterization assistance, emergency food aid, water, sanitation, and hygiene services in response to the growing humanitarian needs exacerbated by COVID-19 and healthcare shortages, drought, malnutrition, and the winter season.
“The United States is committed to supporting the Afghan people and we continue to consider all options available to us. We stand with the people of Afghanistan,” the statement read.The post US pledges another $308 million in humanitarian aid to Afghans first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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