Funds raised by the UK government are aimed at improving access to food and medical care, basic services, access to health care and helping farmers cope with the effects of drought.
London has insisted that the money be sent through the UN and NGOs and not directly into the hands of the Taliban regime.
Thursday’s Donor Conference is organized by the United Kingdom in conjunction with the United Nations, Qatar and Germany, which seek international support for humanitarian aid, protect girls and women, and promote stability in the region.
Defense Minister Ben Wallace is expected to lead the task.
The UN wants to raise $ 4,400 million (€ 4,000 million), and estimates that humanitarian assistance is urgently needed for the survival of some 10 million children in Afghanistan.
“The UK will mobilize countries to support the people of Afghanistan and pave the way for the provision of life-saving food, shelter and medical supplies. Together with allies and allies, we will do more to help Afghanistan,” he said. In a statement by Liz Truss.
The UK has already provided 286 million (340 million) in aid to Afghanistan in fiscal 2021-22, more than double what was initially planned.
Since the Taliban came to power last August, and with the end of international aid representing 75% of Afghanistan’s budget, the country has plunged into a deep financial crisis, exacerbating the already devastating humanitarian situation after four decades of conflict and recent droughts. .
On Tuesday, the head of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Achim Steiner, warned that if the Taliban delayed the reopening of high schools for girls in the country, the international community’s assistance would be sent to other humanitarian crises around the world. .
The international community has blocked the right to education for all in the negotiations for support and recognition of Islamic fundamentalist rule.
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