The assistance is expected to meet the needs of vulnerable Afghans inside their country, including internally displaced persons, conflict and flood-affected communities and Afghan returnees, the statement said.
It is part of contributions to the UN humanitarian appeal for Afghanistan, which is nearly $612 million. 27 percent of the plan has been funded.
The announcement brings the total U.S. funding in 2019 to the Afghan humanitarian response to nearly $190 million, including for Afghan refugees in the region.
“The United States remains committed to supporting the most vulnerable Afghans and stands with the Afghan people in their dedication to helping create an Afghanistan in which all its citizens have the opportunity to live in peace and dignity,” the statement said.
“The additional U.S. funding announced today will support life-saving activities that provide emergency food, nutrition, clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, emergency health, disaster preparedness and risk reduction, shelter, protection, humanitarian coordination and logistics, and non-food items and relief commodities,” the statement said. “It also supports refugee repatriation grants, education, livelihoods and other efforts to promote long-term integration of returning refugees.”
The statement urged other countries to make or increase their contributions to the appeal.