The Commission is allocating €25 million in humanitarian funding from its Solidarity Emergency Aid Reserve to fight hunger in Afghanistan
At least 11 million people are experiencing a food crisis and 3.2 million people are in a food emergency in Afghanistan due to a drought.
The latest funding will contribute to food assistance, nutrition, health, water-sanitation-hygiene, and support to humanitarian logistics.
All EU humanitarian assistance is delivered in partnership with UN agencies, International Organisations, and NGOs and is provided in line with the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence, to benefit directly the people in need across the country.
Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management said:
“In 2021, half of the population in Afghanistan is expected to suffer from acute food insecurity. The drought affecting the country is worsening an already dire situation with political insecurity and conflict, as well as the current strong third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The food shortage and limited water availability will increase the prevalence of severe malnutrition. In response, the EU is mobilising humanitarian support to help alleviate hunger.”