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Norway Contributes NOK 8 Million 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).

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (OCHA) announced that Norway has contributed 8 million Norwegian Krone to the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund.

Norway’s pledge of NOK 8 million to the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund was welcomed by the UN OCHA in a tweet on Tuesday, November 8.

The Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund is a pooled country fund overseen by the UN (AHF). In times of natural disasters, UN OCHA coordinates the international emergency response to protect the people and save lives.

According to the OCHA’s tweet, since 2014, Norway has generously donated the AHF 18 million dollars, upholding the notion of investing in humanity.

Meanwhile, the Croatian government also donated an amount of $100,000 to the AHF, OCHA reported on Monday, November, 7th.

 The World Food Program (WFP) has stated that the desperate position of many Afghan families is projected to worsen in the upcoming months following a year of severe economic hardships and natural calamities like drought, earthquake, and flood.

Millions of families, according to the organization, have almost no means of surviving the hard winter, and the WFP has started to step up aid throughout Afghanistan.

Due to the economic crisis caused by the Taliban’s control of the government, the UN has repeatedly urged other countries and international organizations to provide humanitarian relief to the people of Afghanistan.

According to the WFP, it has provided 21.9 million people with emergency food and nutrition distribution, cash transfers, and livelihood support since the beginning of this year.

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