The European commission said in a statement today that as the number of displaced people and civilian casualties continues to grow, the European Commission has announced an additional €5 million in life-saving humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.
Today’s new allocation brings the total EU humanitarian aid for Afghanistan in 2017 to €30.5 million.
“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.” The Statement cited Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides as saying.
“The European Commission will continue to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches those most in need. Security challenges for humanitarian workers to deliver aid remain a challenge, full humanitarian access is needed,” added Stylianides.
The Commission continues to provide humanitarian assistance to conflict and disaster-affected communities, including support to refugees returning from Iran and Pakistan. Today’s announcement brings the total EU humanitarian aid funding for Afghanistan in the last decade to €756 million, according to the statement.