UN Appeals For $606 Million to Aid Afghans

The United Nations is appealing for $606 million to help about 11 million people in Afghanistan. It says they face a humanitarian crisis worsened by drought, displacement, poverty and the increase in hostilities.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs already has a $1.3 billion appeal for Afghanistan for the entire year of 2021. The agency’s appeal includes the $413 million from the original appeal that has not been funded and $193 million in new needs. The funds are to assist 11 million people who need food and livelihood assistance. It is also planning to provide essential health services, treatment for severe illness for over 1 million children and women, water and sanitation for 2.5 million people, and protection for 1.5 million people.

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