Germany announced a new aid package of €90 million to Afghanistan, saying that its total aid “stands at €331 million in 2022, implemented by the UN, ICRC and NGOs.”
The German mission for Afghanistan on Twitter said these latest funds will go to the WFP and UNDP.
“Against the backdrop of the dire humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, German ramps up its humanitarian assistance by another 90 million Euros with fresh grants to WFP and UNDP,” the German mission for Afghanistan said. “The total now stands at 331 million euros in 2022, implemented by the UN, ICRC and NGOs.”
“Afghanistan is in grave need of international aid and this aid will be effective when it is invested in big economic projects,” said Darya Khan Baheer, an economist.
The residents complained about the process of aid distribution in Afghanistan, saying that the aid is not distributed to those who really deserve it.
“For over a year and a half, there has been no aid to us. There is no attention to the poor,” said Abdul Ahad, a resident of Kabul.
“We have not received any aid, nor any work. The people are vulnerable and poor,” said Omar Ali, a resident of Kabul.
The Ministry of Economy said that it has been monitoring the process of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan and a big part of this aid will be provided to people displaced due to natural disasters.
“The money that is sent to Afghanistan is spent in various areas which includes natural disasters and those who are affected by floods and earthquakes, also many people who are in need of aid,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, the deputy Minister of Economy.
This comes as the International Community of Red Crescent (ICRC) said that more than 24 million Afghans need humanitarian aid.