United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has announced that Germany Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation has announced US$140 million to their programs for children and women in Afghanistan.
UNICEF representative to Afghanistan Alice Akunga expressed gratitude to Germany’s announcement of fund and added that the support will help a generation of children in Afghanistan in this critical situation.
“This unprecedented contribution in flexible funding will allow UNICEF to be more agile and give us the ability to steer resources to the most critical programs in the country.” Said Akunga.
As per the information of UNICEF, 35 million people in Afghanistan are expected to rely on basic primary health care services for life-saving care.
The UN children’s program has elaborated that the money will help them provide children with routine vaccinations, health services, and treatment for severe acute malnutrition.
Germany has been a leading contributor to UNICEF’s work in Afghanistan that had contributed US$50 million to the program in 2016.