Australia Gives $5 Million Support To Afghanistan In Humanitarian Support

Australia Provides $5 Million To Afghanistan In Humanitarian Aid

Afghanistan misplaced the assist of West when the Taliban took over after US and NATO withdrawal in 2021


Amid the escalating challenges of poverty and unemployment in Afghanistan, the United Nations Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated that Australia is offering $5 million in humanitarian assist, Khaama Press reported.

The company acknowledged in a press launch on Sunday that Australia has contributed greater than $5.1 million to the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund.

Moreover, OCHA, the coordinating physique for humanitarian assist of the United Nations, has clarified that this quantity might be used within the aid and livelihood sectors.

The organisation added that following the institution of the Humanitarian Fund for Afghanistan, the Australian authorities despatched roughly 69 million Australian {dollars} to the fund.

Beforehand, the UN OCHA acknowledged in its newest report that an pressing funds of $570.7 million is required to offer important winter requirements for folks in want in Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported.

In keeping with OCHA’s statistics, 29.2 million folks in Afghanistan want humanitarian help, together with 21.3 million folks enrolled in aid applications.

Moreover, the group has talked about that USD 3.23 billion is required for humanitarian help in Afghanistan this yr. 

Nonetheless, as of August, solely roughly $1 billion has been supplied, leaving a shortfall of $2.43 billion within the funds, Khaama Press reported.

Earlier, the World Meals Programme (WFP) of the United Nations warned that Afghanistan is likely one of the 10 nations the place roughly two million persons are affected by extreme meals insecurity, including that no less than 41 million folks in Afghanistan face extreme acute meals insecurity at an alarming degree.

Afghanistan, closely depending on Western donor assist, misplaced this help when the Taliban took over after the US and NATO withdrawal in August 2021. This led to a speedy financial collapse, pushing self-sufficient Afghans to depend on humanitarian assist for survival.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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