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US Announces $144 M in Aid to Afghanistan

Washington has announced $144 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, the US Secretary of State said on Thursday.  

“Today, the United States announced more than $144 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan,” said Antony Blinken, US secretary of state.

 “We remain committed to supporting a stable future for the Afghan people through diplomacy, economic, and humanitarian assistance.” 

The announcement of aid by the US comes amid the deteriorated economic situation in Afghanistan.

The Islamic Emirate on Friday called on the international community to begin disbursing aid pledged at the G20 virtual conference in support of the Afghans.  

“The winter is around the corner, so there is an immediate need for the international community to urgently disburse the recently announced nearly one billion euro aid package pledged at a virtual G20 summit for Afghanistan, to all poor, vulnerable and displaced people,” said Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Islamic Emirate's Doha-based political office.  

Shaheen also called on the international community to support Afghanistan by releasing its nearly $10 billion of assets and by resuming "development aid and projects pledged to Afghanistan by the International Community at the Geneva Conference 2020.” 

He said that the Islamic Emirate was committed to cooperating with the humanitarian agencies and NGOs.

Hours before the announcement of the aid by Blinken, a senior official at the United Nations told Reuters that the budget to tackle up the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan was not enough. 

When the Islamic Emirate came to power, the US treasury department froze the banking budget of Afghanistan.  

A delegation of the Islamic Emirate, led by Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting foreign minister, left Kabul for Doha earlier this week to discuss the ongoing crisis with international envoys.

US Announces $144 M in Aid to Afghanistan

The announcement of aid by the US comes amid the deteriorated economic situation in Afghanistan.

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Washington has announced $144 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, the US Secretary of State said on Thursday.  

“Today, the United States announced more than $144 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan,” said Antony Blinken, US secretary of state.

 “We remain committed to supporting a stable future for the Afghan people through diplomacy, economic, and humanitarian assistance.” 

The announcement of aid by the US comes amid the deteriorated economic situation in Afghanistan.

The Islamic Emirate on Friday called on the international community to begin disbursing aid pledged at the G20 virtual conference in support of the Afghans.  

“The winter is around the corner, so there is an immediate need for the international community to urgently disburse the recently announced nearly one billion euro aid package pledged at a virtual G20 summit for Afghanistan, to all poor, vulnerable and displaced people,” said Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Islamic Emirate's Doha-based political office.  

Shaheen also called on the international community to support Afghanistan by releasing its nearly $10 billion of assets and by resuming "development aid and projects pledged to Afghanistan by the International Community at the Geneva Conference 2020.” 

He said that the Islamic Emirate was committed to cooperating with the humanitarian agencies and NGOs.

Hours before the announcement of the aid by Blinken, a senior official at the United Nations told Reuters that the budget to tackle up the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan was not enough. 

When the Islamic Emirate came to power, the US treasury department froze the banking budget of Afghanistan.  

A delegation of the Islamic Emirate, led by Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting foreign minister, left Kabul for Doha earlier this week to discuss the ongoing crisis with international envoys.

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