EU increases aid for Afghanistan by €100 million

A displaced Afghan child at a temporary shelter in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 14. The EU is boosting its humanitarian aid to the country by another €100 million. – EPA pic, September 15, 2021.

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen vowed today to boost humanitarian aid to Afghanistan as she pledged the 27-nation bloc stands “by the Afghan people”.

“We must do everything to avert the real risk that is out there of a major famine and humanitarian disaster,” European Commission president von der Leyen said in her annual State of the European Union address.

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