Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021
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Countries Donate $1.2 Billion in Aid for Afghans, Eclipsing UN Appeal for $606 Millionon September 14, 2021 at 9:10 am

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The U.N. humanitarian chief on Sept. 13 announced that more than $1.2 billion in humanitarian and development aid has been donated to assist Afghans facing a growing humanitarian crisis in the country since the Taliban takeover of Kabul and many other regions. The pledges, which were announced by undersecretary-General Martin Griffiths on Monday, by far surpass the $606 million figure the United Nations had sought until the end of the year to assist 11 million Afghan citizens in the region, as some have fled as refugees to neighboring countries. The sum as of Sept. 14 includes the funding from the initial $606 million sought in a “flash appeal,” and the regional response to the growing humanitarian crisis, Griffiths said on Monday, speaking at the first high-level briefing on Afghanistan since the Taliban terrorist group seized control of the capital on Aug. 15. “The funding will throw a lifeline to Afghans …

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