The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Afghanistan announced that the Netherlands has contributed an additional EUR 20 million for humanitarian purposes in Afghanistan.

The UNOCHA in a Twitter post on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, said that the money will be supporting emergency life-saving responses to assist the most vulnerable people in need in Afghanistan.

As per the UN office, the Netherlands has contributed EUR 49 million to the Afghanistan humanitarian fund since 2016.

The assistance is good timing as Afghanistan is going through the worst humanitarian condition in its history with 24 million people in need of life-saving assistance while 95 of the population is under the poverty line.