- UK pledges £97 million of emergency aid for vital humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan this winter.
- Funding will provide over 2.7 million people with food, health services, and water amid a worsening crisis.
- Humanitarian agencies also boosted by change in UK law this week making it easier for them to deliver aid in Afghanistan.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has pledged £97 million of emergency UK aid to the Afghan people to provide life-saving food and emergency health support, as well as water and sanitation facilities.
This latest allocation of vital support means the UK has now delivered on its promise to double UK aid to Afghanistan, with £286 million committed this financial year. UK aid allocated since October will support over 60 hospitals, provide health services for over 300,000 people; ensure 4.47 million people get emergency food assistance through the World Food Programme; and provide 6.1 million people with emergency health, water, protection, shelter, food, and education support through the UN Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund.
The Prime Minister’s…