• publish: 15 December 2021
  • time: 12:56 pm
  • category: Economy
  • No: 20193
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US announces $474 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Thomas West said the United States has offered the people of Afghanistan one million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses through COVAX.

US special representative for Afghanistan Thomas West in a Twitter post said that his country will add an extra amount of $474 million this year in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

Thomas West said the United States has offered the people of Afghanistan one million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses through COVAX.

According to the special representative, the new consignment of vaccines will bring the total number by the US to Afghanistan to 4.3 million doses.

Earlier, China donated over 800 thousand doses of the Sinopharm vaccine to Afghanistan.

The doses of COVID-19 vaccines come as the Taliban’s Deputy PM on Tuesday said that they do not have enough money to buy medication for COVID patients and asked the US to release the frozen funds.

The United States has currently frozen over $9.5 billion assets of Afghanistan but has acknowledged that the sanctions will not affect common people in Afghanistan.

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