South Korea has given one million dollars to Afghanistan through the United Nations’ Humanitarian Coordination Office as part of ongoing humanitarian aid efforts.
On Sunday, the United Nations’ Humanitarian Coordination Office (OCHA) shared on social media that South Korea has donated one million dollars to Afghanistan. This generous contribution highlights South Korea’s dedication to assisting with humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan.
OCHA has stated that this funding will be used for “life-saving activities” in Afghanistan.
In parallel with South Korea’s humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, OCHA added that the country has contributed over 18 million dollars to the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund since 2014.
The recent increase in the forced return of Afghan migrants from Pakistan and Iran, the deadly earthquake in Herat, and recent climate changes have exacerbated Afghanistan’s need for humanitarian aid.
Meanwhile, the World Food Programme recently reported that approximately 15.3 million people in Afghanistan are facing severe food insecurity.
While around 28 million people in Afghanistan require emergency assistance, the organization has reduced aid to needy families due to budget constraints.
The World Food Programme also noted that thousands of earthquake-affected people in Herat still need assistance to rebuild their homes and are forced to sleep outside in the cold.
This comes as a significant number of newly expelled migrants from Pakistan express concern about the lack of shelter, particularly with the onset of winter.