Amid ongoing humanitarian concerns in Afghanistan, the Afghan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation has revealed that the European Union has pledged 142 million euros to assist migrants.
On Tuesday, the ministry issued a report stating that Raffaella Ludovica, the head of the European Union’s office in Afghanistan, along with her delegation, had a meeting and discussions at the ministry’s headquarters.
The Ministry has added that concurrently with this meeting, the European Union has allocated 142 million euros to newly expelled migrants from Iran and Pakistan.
Khalil Rahman Haqqani, the head of this ministry, provided clarification on the forced return of migrants from Pakistan, Turkey, and Iran, including their numbers. He emphasized that host countries of migrants, especially Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey, should refrain from any mistreatment and illegal confiscation of the assets and properties of their migrants.
Furthermore, on the sidelines of this meeting, the Ministry called on the European Union for cooperation and assistance in providing shelter, tents, and food to returnees while ensuring accountability and transparency.
Earlier, the European Union had allocated 61 million euros to meet the needs of Afghan refugees and other Afghans expelled from Pakistan.
Recently, as Afghanistan witnessed the daily expulsion of thousands of Afghans from Pakistan, the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan has intensified even further with the onset of the winter season.