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EU Contributes € 12 Million in Aid For Afghanistan

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The European Union has allocated €12 million to its partners of the Aga Khan Foundation, the Danish Refugee Council and the Rehabilitation Association and Agriculture Development for Afghanistan in support of vulnerable Afghans, the EU delegation to Afghanistan said in a statement.

According to the statement, the fund announced on Thursday will help Afghans affected by the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with the essential requirements.

“Support includes assistance to ensure sustainable food production, climate-smart agriculture and resilient infrastructure, community-based employment, income-generation and savings opportunities, and market-oriented business development,” the statement said.

 “In Afghanistan, millions go hungry while climate change is expected to exacerbate the situation for many Afghans, especially women. The European Union and its partners stand by the Afghan people. Investment into sustainable food production, climate-smart agriculture and resilient infrastructure makes a real difference to the lives of Afghans today and in the future”, said Raffaella Iodice, EU Chargée d’Affaires at the EU Delegation to Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, the statement said, “Altogether, the action will directly benefit over 70,000 individuals (of which 62% are women) and close to 500,000 household members across seven provinces, including Bamyan, Baghlan, Samangan, Badakhshan, Takhar, Herat and Farah.”

According to the statement, the project will support the livelihood of 7000 families by improving their social, financial and physical resources and strengthening their socioeconomic status in the community.

According to the statement, the community-based and market-oriented initiatives will ensure beneficiaries maintain their independence and behave more sustainably while assisting them in more quickly adjusting to and recovering from future shocks.