Tuesday, August 16, 2022

European Union allocates $348.2 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com

European Union President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU has allocated 348.2 million US dollars in humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan.

Lynn wrote – in a tweet, that the European Union stands with the people of Afghanistan.

European Union Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic, confirmed the provision of 32 tons of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, noting that UNICEF and the World Health Organization will distribute the aid to the people most affected by conflict and cholera in Afghanistan.

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund allocated 45 million US dollars; To help prevent the collapse of the health sector in Afghanistan.

Earlier, the Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, announced that the G20 summit on Afghanistan would be held on October 12, and the announcement came during a press conference in Rome, as his country is the rotating president of the group.

Draghi reiterated that the extraordinary summit will focus on humanitarian assistance to “save lives” and avoid the explosion of a “humanitarian catastrophe” there, as well as work to ensure that Afghanistan does not become again a “haven for terrorists”.

Draghi announced the attendance of the Afghan neighbors in the extraordinary G-20 summit on Afghanistan, scheduled for next October 12, as well as other countries including the Netherlands, Spain, Qatar, and United Nations agencies.

Draghi said during a press conference in Rome that the countries neighboring Afghanistan are “fully concerned with the Afghan crisis and their voice will be heard” during the summit, and he also talked about the participation of representatives from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said earlier, “Our priority must be to continue to guarantee assistance to the Afghan people and to preserve the achievements made over the past 20 years, especially in the field of human rights and civil liberties. The contribution of the world’s religious leaders will be in this effort. basic“.

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