US announces additional $327 million in humanitarian help

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the United States is giving Afghanistan an additional $327 million in humanitarian help.

On Friday, in a statement, he said that this assistance from the United States will continue to support the scaled-up humanitarian response in Afghanistan and neighbouring countries through the United Nations Population Fund, International Organization for Migration, and other implementing partners in the region.

He further stated that our commitment to the people of Afghanistan is enduring. Regardless of a person’s gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, or profession, we offer support to those in need.”

According to media reports a senior diplomat said that the money consists of over $119 million from the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration of the Department of State and roughly $208 million in support from the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance of the US Agency for International Development.

According to the State Department, money will be used to give monetary relief, lodging, healthcare, and support with reintegration to those who are either internally displaced in Afghanistan or who have fled the war-torn country.

The US has provided a total of $1.1 billion in assistance since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August 2021.


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