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Belgium Pledges €3M to Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund: OCHA

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).
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Belgium has donated €3 million to the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (OCHA) in Afghanistan.

The UN OCHA tweeted on Tuesday, December 13 to applaud Belgium’s commitment of €3 million, or 3,147,957 in USD, to the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund, which will be used to lift the impoverished people of Afghanistan.

OCHA stated that this year, 25 million Afghan people received aid of some kind from the UN and other aid organizations, as the country struggles with one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

Afghan women and girls are the most disadvantaged due to severe restrictions on fundamental rights, according to a recent UN report, which also stated that at least 6 million people in the country are currently on the verge of starvation.

According to the World Food Program (WFP), 90% of Afghans lack access to enough food. The World Food Program (WFP) previously reported that 90% of Afghans lack access to enough food. The UN agency recently said that Afghan parents are unable to provide for their children.

Following a year of extreme economic hardships and natural calamities such as drought, earthquakes, and floods, the WFP has projected that the precarious situation of many Afghan families will get worse in the coming months, with the onset of the harsh winter.

The WFP reported that since the year’s beginning, it has provided financial assistance, emergency food assistance, and livelihood support to 21.9 million people, many of whom lack the resources to survive the bitter winter.

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