Afghanistan Aid

January 11, 2022
Afghanistan Aid

The United States is announcing a new contribution of more than $308 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan.

National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne on new aid to Afghanistan.
  • The total humanitarian aid provided to Afghanistan since October will top more than $780+ million, according to the White House.
  • Recently, Afghanistan has been called "the world's largest humanitarian crisis" as tens of millions of people face famine.
  • The U.S. and others do not want to recognize the new Taliban government and have consequently stopped aid that supported the country for years.
  • Questions remain about how effectively humanitarian groups will operate under Taliban rule and whether the funds will reach the people intended: “The United States continues to urge the Taliban to allow unhindered humanitarian access, safe conditions for humanitarians, independent provision of assistance to all vulnerable people, and freedom of movement for aid workers of all genders.” U.S. Agency for International Development (the agency that will allocate the funds).
  • Why It Matters: Nearly 80% of Afghanistan's government has been funded by outside aid.

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on the United States Providing Additional Humanitarian Assistance to the People of Afghanistan

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