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EU pledges €150 million for urgent humanitarian needs in Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The European Union office in Afghanistan has announced a new aid package of 150 million euros to address the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan in 2024.

The 150 million euros in aid was announced on Monday, June 10th, on the EU’s website, stating that this amount is intended to meet the urgent needs of the Afghan people in 2024.

According to the EU’s website, 126 million euros will be allocated to address needs within Afghanistan, and 22 million euros will be dedicated to the problems of Afghan refugees in Pakistan and Iran.

The EU stated that the allocated aid will focus on food, shelter, healthcare, and clean drinking water.

Additionally, the EU has allocated 14.5 million euros for emergency education, noting that 1.4 million girls are currently deprived of attending school.

The announcement of EU aid comes as the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated yesterday that only 20.1% of the requested budget for the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan in 2024 has been provided.

The situation in Afghanistan remains dire, with the country facing multiple crises simultaneously. Forced deportations of Afghan refugees from neighbouring countries have exacerbated the humanitarian challenges, leaving many without shelter or resources.

Recent deadly floods have further worsened the situation, destroying homes, infrastructure, and farmlands. The floods have displaced thousands of families, adding to the existing displacement crisis in the country.

These compounded crises have strained the limited resources available to humanitarian organizations, making it increasingly difficult to provide adequate assistance to those in need. The international community’s support is crucial to alleviating the suffering of the Afghan people during this critical time.

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