Norway to increase humanitarian support for civilians in Afghanistan

Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt on Tuesday labeled the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan as “alarming” and said Norway is therefore now increasing its humanitarian aid to Afghanistan by about $10 million.
Huitfeldt said the support will be channeled through Norwegian humanitarian organizations.
According to UN estimates, 24 million Afghans are at risk of acute food insecurity and will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2022 and a million children could die of starvation if aid does not reach them in time.
“The civilian population of Afghanistan is in need of assistance during these difficult winter months. Norwegian humanitarian partners are providing life-saving humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in the form of protection, food, and medical help. The extra allocation will be used among other things to strengthen protection for children and to scale up health services,” said Huitfeldt.
The extra allocation of $10 million in humanitarian support will be channeled through the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Norwegian Red Cross, Norwegian Church Aid, Save the Children Norway and Norcap.
“Norway is increasing its support in response to the grave humanitarian situation and information received from our partners about the level of need,” Huitfeldt said.The post Norway to increase humanitarian support for civilians in Afghanistan first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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