The minister-level gathering at Geneva which was convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, September 13 aimed at addressing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

The amount of USD one billion dollars of humanitarian aid announced by 156 participants including over 90 states was far beyond the expectation.

United Nations and other international NGOs had predicted over 600 million dollars to suffice for addressing the looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

Among the countries, UK pledged over 200 million pounds, the US pledged USD$64 million, Japan USD$200 million, France 100 million euros, Germany 5 million euros, and UN $20 million.

All the participants unanimously acknowledged that the aid should be delivered urgently as the winter season is approaching which will further intensify the vulnerable humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

All the participants reiterated that the aids will be provided for the people of Afghanistan not to the Taliban and asked the Taliban to meet their promises and cooperate in delivering the assistance relief.

The international community asked the Taliban to give the men and women full access so that they deliver aid to every single man, woman, and girl throughout Afghanistan.

The amount of money is intended to be delivered to the people of Afghanistan through Afghan and international NGO’s.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.