EU announces 1-bn euro aid for Afghanistan

The European Union has announced a one-billion-euro ($1.2-billion-euro) aid package to help “avert a major humanitarian and socio-economic collapse” in Afghanistan.

The money adds 250 million euros to a 300-million-euro sum previously announced by the EU for urgent humanitarian needs, with the remainder going to Afghanistan’s neighboring countries taking in Afghans fleeing the Taliban, a statement said.

It stressed that the EU funds are “direct support” for Afghans and would be channeled to international organizations working on the ground, not to the Taliban’s interim government which Brussels does not recognize.

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