UN Appeals For $5 Billion In Aid For Afghanistan

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The United Nations and several non-governmental organizations launched a joint response plan to support Afghanistan on the 11th, issuing a $5.063 billion appeal for donations.

The joint plan is divided into two parts, the “Afghanistan Humanitarian Response Plan”, which requires $4.44 billion to increase life-saving food and agricultural support, health services, malnutrition treatment, emergency shelters, water and sanitation, protection and emergency education services; the second is the Regional Refugee Response Plan for the Afghan Situation, which requires $623 million in funding to support 40 organizations engaged in safety protection, health and nutrition, food security, shelter and non-food supplies, water and sanitation, livelihoods and recovery assistance in the fields of power, education, logistics and telecommunications.

Martin Griffiths, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator said the Afghan Humanitarian Response Plan was the largest collection of humanitarian aid for a single country in history.

According to the United Nations, half of Afghanistan’s population is currently facing severe hunger, more than 9 million people have been displaced, millions of children are out of school, and the basic rights of women and girls have been violated. Service crashes. Large numbers of Afghans have fled to neighboring countries, especially Iran and Pakistan. Neighboring countries have hosted more than 2.2 million registered refugees and another 4 million Afghans of different statuses. The capacity of the host community is greatly challenged, and so also needs support.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Grandi said the international community must do everything in its power to prevent a catastrophe in Afghanistan; the needs of refugees cannot be ignored and the generosity of host countries cannot be taken for granted. Responses must be scaled up to support refugees and the communities that have been hosting them for generations. Griffiths said Afghanistan is facing a full-blown humanitarian catastrophe and the proposed response plan must prevent the situation from getting worse. They stressed that the country’s humanitarian needs could even surge to $10 billion by 2023 if sufficient funds are not raised this year and the dire humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is effectively brought under control.