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€1 billion support package for Afghanistan announced by the European Commission

publié le 13 October 2021

To prevent a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the EU has decided to provide a support package worth around €1 billion to Afghan people and neighbouring countries during the G20 meeting on Afghanistan.

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen stated that the Afghan people should not pay the price of the Taliban’s actions, and the Union must act now to avert a socio-economic collapse and address the urgent needs in Afghanistan and the region.

Today’s package includes the €300 million for humanitarian purposes already agreed. The European Commission works to enable the usage of funds to the order of at least €250 million for “humanitarian plus” support to Afghan people in urgent needs. Additional funds will be allocated to Afghanistan’s neighbours which have been the first to provide safety to the Afghans who have fled the country. Taken together, the different strands of support for the Afghan people will amount to around €1 billion.

Afghanistan: Commission announces €1 billion Afghan support package

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