• publish: 20 December 2021
  • time: 10:02 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 20263
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OIC to set up humanitarian trust fund for Afghans

The Muslim world has agreed on setting up a humanitarian trust fund and launching a food security programme for Afghanistan.

The Muslim world has agreed on setting up a humanitarian trust fund and launching a food security programme for Afghanistan.

In a unanimously-adopted resolution, the OIC foreign ministers vowed to engage with the World Health Organisation (WHO) for securing vaccines and medical supplies for the Afghans.

At the end of an extraordinary meeting on Afghanistan in Islamabad, the 57-member bloc promised playing a major role in delivery of humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan

Released late on Sunday, the resolution reads OIC agrees to set up a humanitarian trust fund and launch a food security programme for the Afghan people.

The participants reiterated OIC’s commitment to helping bring peace, security, stability and development to the conflict-devastated country.

The bloc decided the OIC General Secretariat, together with the Islamic Development Bank and Humanitarian Trust Fund, shall commence discussions with UN agencies on preparing a road map for mobilising actions at relevant fora to unlock Afghanistan’s financial and banking channels to resume liquidity and flows of financial and humanitarian assistance.

It would also create a mechanism for the disbursement of urgent and sustained humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

The Islamic Development Bank was urged to swiftly operationalise the humanitarian trust fund by the first quarter of 2022.

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