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UK pledges £286 million of lifesaving aid for Afghanistan

Baku, March 30, AZERTAC

The UK is set to commit a further £286 million of emergency UK aid to the Afghan people to provide life-saving food and emergency health support, according to GOV.UK .

The new money is announced ahead of the UN Afghanistan Conference, which will bring together international allies to raise vital funds for humanitarian aid, as well as protect women and girls and support stability in the region.

The UN is seeking to raise more than $4 billion – its largest ever appeal for a single country. The UN estimates that around 10 million children across Afghanistan urgently need humanitarian assistance to survive.

Alongside emergency humanitarian aid, the new UK funds will support basic services such as improving access to health care, and helping farmers overcome the impact of drought.

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