EU gives 40 mn euro in emergency aid to Afghanistan

BRUSSELS, The European Commission announced Thursday the allocation of 40 million euro (USD 44 million) in emergency assistance for those affected by the worsening humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, as well as for Afghan refugees in neighbouring Pakistan and Iran.

“The humanitarian outlook in Afghanistan is as bleak as ever. Not only has the conflict between the government and non-state armed groups intensified since the beginning of the year, but devastating floods have also hit this war-torn country. The EU is boosting humanitarian aid to help those most in need, especially children,” said EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Stylianides in a press release.

This brings total EU humanitarian aid for the Afghan crisis to 77 million euro (USD 85 million) in 2019, he noted.

The new funding will get aid to the most vulnerable families across the country, focusing on the victims of war, forced displacement and natural disasters, as well as returning Afghan refugees.

Source: Kuwait News Agency