$2.44 Billion Pledged by Donors for Afghan Crisis

The Islamic Emirate said it will monitor the aid-process provided by the international community. 

The UN held a high-level virtual pledging event in cooperation with the United Kingdom, Germany and Qatar on Afghanistan, where a total of amount of $2.44 billion had been promised. 

The meeting was held on Thursday.

The UN earlier said it was seeking $4.4 billion to alleviate the crisis in Afghanistan.

The UN warned that if aid did not immediately arrive in Afghanistan, the situation would deteriorate in the country.

“Without immediate action, we face a starvation and malnutrition crisis in Afghanistan”, said Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General, while addressing the conference.

“There is very little cash. More than 80% of the population are in debt, key workers in vital services including schools and hospitals have not been paid for months,” he said.

The European Union announced 113 million euro for vulnerable people in Afghanistan as well as Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan.

However, the Islamic Emirate said it will monitor the distribution of aid provided by the international community.

“We monitor the procedures of its implementation. All the actions taken inside the country are under the supervision of the Islamic Emirate,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.

$2.44 Billion Pledged by Donors for Afghan Crisis