Switzerland contributes an amount of $2.2 million to the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (UNOCHA).

UNOCHA tweeted its appreciation to Switzerland on Wednesday, July 13th, for its commitment of $2.2 million to the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF) to support the impoverished people of Afghanistan.

UNOCHA has also noted that Switzerland, since 2016, has contributed almost $12 million to the people of Afghanistan through the AHF.

The UN has deemed these aids crucial for averting the humanitarian and economic catastrophe and saving lives in Afghanistan, and it has pledged to keep up its efforts to send humanitarian aid to various areas of Afghanistan.

According to the World Food Program, since the Taliban took control of the government, half of Afghanistan’s population has experienced hunger.

International assistance was significantly cut back after the Taliban were re-established in Afghanistan, and the World Bank’s funding for development was severely constrained.

While the United Nations had asked for $4.4 billion to address the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, donor nations recently offered $2.4 billion for 2022 in a virtual gathering to attract prospective humanitarian help to Afghanistan.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).