Countries donate $ 1.2 billion to Afghans and smash UN appeal for $ 606 million


The UN Humanitarian Aid Officer on September 13 said more than $ 1.2 billion in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan facing a growing humanitarian crisis in the country since the acquisition of Kabul and many other regions by Tulliburn. Announced that support and development assistance have been donated.

The pledge released by Under Secretary Martin Griffiths on Monday far exceeds the $ 606 million that the United Nations had sought to support 11 million Afghan citizens in the region by the end of the year. Neighboring countries.

Griffith was the first high-level briefing on Afghanistan on Monday, with totals as of September 14 from the first $ 606 million sought in the “flash appeal” and the growing humanitarian crisis. He said it included a regional response. The Taliban terrorist group seized control of the capital on August 15.

“This money is said by Afghans lacking these services, UNICEF’s Henrietta Fore, many young children at risk of acute malnutrition, who may lose access to reproductive health services. It throws lifelines at women and girls in the world, much more, as we argued, “Griffith said.

“Today is a productive day, but it’s far from the end of the journey,” he continued, “we need to be with them. [Afghans] For a long and difficult journey. “

Before the Taliban leaders arrived in Kabul, many of Afghanistan, one of the poorest countries in the world, had already struggled to support their families in a severe drought. Currently, the economy has collapsed and the Taliban’s newly declared government has been isolated, but aid agencies have stated that millions are facing hunger due to lack of international recognition. ..

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Said At the beginning of the meeting on Monday, Afghans quoted the country’s “spiral” poverty rate as “needing a lifeline.”

“After decades of war, suffering and anxiety, they are probably facing the most dangerous times. Now is the time for the international community to stand with them,” he said. “And to be clear, this conference is not just about what we give to the people of Afghanistan. It’s about what we owe.”

The United States “promises to provide humanitarian assistance” to Afghanistan, said United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday Presentation The United States is providing approximately $ 64 million in additional humanitarian aid to those affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, bringing the total amount of US humanitarian aid in Afghanistan to $ 330 million this year. Will be.

“We will continue to support humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan,” Blinken said. Said.. “In line with sanctions, this aid does not flow through government, but through independent organizations such as NGOs and UN agencies.”

Denmark has promised an additional $ 38 million, Norway has announced plans to donate an additional $ 11.5 million, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has given 590 million to the region and its neighbors without elaboration. He said he promised a dollar.

Last week, Beijing announced that it would provide $ 31 million worth of food and health supplies, Iran announced that it had sent humanitarian air cargo, and Pakistan announced that it had dispatched supplies such as medicines and cooking oil.

On August 22, Henrietta Fore, head of the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF, said he expects the humanitarian needs of women and children to increase in the coming months.

“Millions of people continue to need important services such as health, promotion of life-saving immunization against polio and measles, nutrition, protection, shelter, water and sanitation,” Fore said. increase. statement..

“In recent years, great progress has been made in increasing access to girls’ education. It is important to maintain these benefits and advocacy for all girls in Afghanistan to have a quality education. It continues, “she added.

Isabelle van Brugen

Isabelle van Brugen


Isabel van Brugen is an award-winning journalist and currently a news reporter for The Epoch Times. She holds a master’s degree in newspaper journalism from City, University of London.