INTERNATIONAL

Zalmay Khalilzad Tweets : US. Announces $64m Humanitarian Aid For Afghans

The United States special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has said that the United States has announced nearly $64 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan.

In a tweet coupled with a press release it was stated that this funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State will flow through independent organizations, such as UN Agencies and NGOS, and provide life-saving support directly to Afghans facing the compounding effects of insecurity, conflict, recurring natural disasters, and the Covid-19 Pandemic. For assistance to be effective.

The statement added we will need an environment conducive to the principled delivery of Aid, including the ability for both female and male aid workers to operate freely. This contribution underscores the United States’ commitment to the Afghan people.

The United States is the single largest humanitarian donor in Afghanistan, providing nearly $330 million this year alone.