Officials at the Asian Development Bank announced $ 405 million in financial assistance to support food security and provide health and education services to the people of Afghanistan.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a statement on Tuesday that it would give the money to four UN agencies in Afghanistan to assist the Afghan people in emergency situations.
An estimated 22.8 million people in Afghanistan are at risk of “acute food insecurity”, according to UN estimates.
The report states that $ 135 million will be donated to the World Food Program and $ 65 million will be donated to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
The budget will provide emergency food for more than 80,000 people and fertilizer and small agricultural equipment for about 390,000 households, and about 168,000 people will be covered by the Food for Work and Cash for Work programs. Took.
The United Nations Children’s Fund will also receive $ 200 million for primary health care and essential hospital services, with a target population of about 5.3 million.
It should be noted that after the fall of the previous government and the coming to power of the Taliban, Afghanistan’s assets were frozen abroad, capital was taken out of the country and there is widespread poverty and unemployment in the country.
Various UN agencies say that Afghanistan is currently facing the worst humanitarian situation.