The United States has announced that they will send to Afghanistan $308 million and one million doses of “Covax” vaccines as part of their humanitarian aids to the country.

Spokesperson of the US National Security Council Emily Horne said that the money is part of $782 million announced by the US government in October 2021 for the Afghan people.

Horne said that the US is now the biggest donor for Afghanistan.

The $308 million is supposed to be given to the Afghan people through the United States Agency of International Development (USAID).

“The amount of money will be used to provide shelter, water, and health facilities that are urgent needs due to the spread of COVID-19, drought, and winter season.” Said Horne.

The spokesperson added that the US is continuing to support Afghan people through all means possible.

The aid is announced at a time when the US still has Afghanistan’s nearly $10 billion frozen in its banks.

Meanwhile, the country said that the sanctions and restrictions on Afghanistan are only aimed at targeting the Taliban and that they will not affect the Afghan people.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.