The UK government is granting £11.2 million to support Aga Khan Foundation’s programs in crisis-hit Afghanistan.
The grant will finance a number of agriculture, healthcare and livelihood projects to support the communities suffering from years of drought and conflict.
About 60% of Afghanistan’s population is in need of humanitarian assistance due to high poverty level, natural disasters and the aftermath of the pandemic. Furthermore, sanctions and frozen assets have caused severe education funding cuts.
According to the UN’s humanitarian response plan, a total $4.4bn in aid is needed, but its own figures say only $1.9 billion has been received by donors so far.
AKF’s programs will focus on supporting the education of the children, women’s mobility and employment, building Afghan communities resilience to respond to natural disasters, providing immunisations and maternal and child health using community-based approaches.
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