UK pledges £170 million in fresh aid to Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] The government of the United Kingdom pledged a fresh aid package of £170 million to Afghanistan.

UK’s International Development Secretary Rory Stewart announced the fresh aid package following his meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money...

The funds will be spent over the span of five years to provide urgent aid to flood and drought affected people by providing food, water and medicines.

Following his meeting with President Ghani, Stewart said "The humanitarian need in Afghanistan is severe."

The Afghan Red Islamic Thingy Society, the International Federation of Red Thingy and Red Islamic Thingy Societies had earlier warned that 10 million people face severe food insecurity and require urgent help.

This comes as devastating flash floods hit certain parts of the country followed by severe drought.
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-06-19