Brussels, MINA – The European Commission released Wednesday an additional 5 million Euro (USD 5.8 million) in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan as the number of displaced people and civilian casualties continues to grow.
Total EU humanitarian aid for Afghanistan now amounts to 30.5 million euro (USD 35.9 million) in 2017, KUNA reported, citing the EU’s executive body in a press release.
“Our new EU funding will reach an estimated 75,000 people and help them meet their most urgent needs, including shelter, food, protection and health care. It will boost our ongoing aid operations in the country, both in government and non-government-held areas,” said EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Stylianides.
Today’s allocation brings the total EU aid funding for Afghanistan in the last decade to 756 million euro (USD 889 million). (T/RS5/RS1)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)