UN to spend 5.1 billion dollars on 2022 aid for Afghanistan

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UN aid for Afghanistan and Afghan refugees in neighbouring countries will cost at least 5.1 billion dollars this year, according to a key UN agency. The UN Office for Emergency Relief (OCHA) announced in Geneva on Tuesday that this is the largest humanitarian appeal the United Nations has ever made for a country. “Without support, tens of thousands of children risk dying from malnutrition because the most basic health services have collapsed,” OCHA said. According to UN figures, 4.7 million people in Afghanistan are expected to suffer from severe malnutrition this year, including 3.9 million c…

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