EU to allocate over 200 mln euros in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

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The European Union (EU) will allocate over 200 million euros (236 million U.S. dollars), in humanitarian aid to Afghan people.

The European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen announced on Tuesday that, “At today’s G7 Leaders call, I will announce an increase in humanitarian support for Afghans, in and around the country, from EU budget from over 50m to over 200m. This humanitarian aid will come on top of Member States’ contributions to help the people of Afghanistan.”

According to European Commission chief spokesperson, Eric Mamer,  arobust contractual engagement is made with partner organizations, including reports on how funds are used on the ground, inoder to make sure that the money is used to help those who require humanitarian assistance.

“These 200 million euros will come on top of 57 million euros already-allocated humanitarian assistance.”

Despite the withdrawal of the NATO troops and personnel from Afghanistan, most NGOs were continuing to operate in the country

Mamer said, all EU staff that needed to be evacuated from Afghanistan have been evacuated, noting that a core presence is still maintained at the airport.

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