US announces more than $300M in Afghanistan aid amid winter disasters

US announces more than $300M in Afghanistan aid amid winter disasters


The Biden administration is providing more than $308 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Afghans facing food and water shortages, economic collapse and other issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Taliban rule and the harsh winter. 

The latest contribution brings the total amount of assistance from Washington to Afghanistan and Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $782 million since October, according to National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne.

In addition to the money, the US will be providing 1 million additional coronavirus vaccine doses through the global COVAX initiative — bringing the administration’s total contributions to 4.3 million doses.

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The latest contribution brings the total amount of assistance to nearly $782 million since October.HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images

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