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Humanitarian Assistance Worth $61mn From USA To Afghanistan

28 Mar 2019 Wadsam Afghanistan Business News

The United States announced more than $61 million in additional humanitarian

assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable communities, displaced persons, and

returning refugees across Afghanistan, as well as Afghan refugees in the


Ongoing conflict and frequent natural disasters continue to force people to

flee their homes and generate humanitarian needs throughout Afghanistan. This

new funding will provide emergency food assistance, nutrition services, hygiene

kits, safe drinking water, access to latrines, and protection for people in the

most affected regions of Afghanistan, including Afghan refugees who face the

challenge of reintegrating into Afghan communities.

“We welcome the US Government’s generous support, appreciate it as ‘the

single largest donor of humanitarian assistance’ to Afghanistan. We are

committed to ensuring that all assistance to Afghanistan is spent accountably,”

said CEO Abdullah Abdullah in a tweet.

With this new funding, the United States is the single largest donor of

humanitarian assistance to help the people of Afghanistan, providing more than

$293 million since Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.

This additional funding complements ongoing U.S. support, such as the

provision of safe drinking water, improved sanitation, shelter, relief

supplies, food, livelihoods opportunities, nutrition and health care for

refugees, returnees and people displaced by natural disasters, drought and


The U.S. calls on other donors to contribute as well to help meet growing

humanitarian needs.

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