Administration of Biden is giving about $307M in addition to assistance to Afghans going through food and water shortage and other major issues like Coronavirus pandemic.
This aid covers the total amount from Washington to Afghanistan and Afghan refugees to almost $780 million since the last two months.
Moreover, this also aims for providing one million vaccines, leading to a total contribution of 4 million doses.
“The United States is dedicated to assisting the Afghan people, and we are continuing to weigh all possibilities.” “Afghanistan’s people have our support.”
Since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August, the United States and its Western allies have attempted to assist the Afghan people by either flying those who wish to flee the country out of the country or directly providing humanitarian funds to aid groups in place of the Islamist government.
International funding accounted for about 80% of Afghanistan’s previous government’s budget. That money, which has now been shut off, was used to pay hospitals, schools, companies, and government departments.
Many nations have refused to acknowledge the Taliban’s reconquest, which occurred after the United States withdrew all military forces and ended its 20-year war with the insurgent group.
Under the new regime, families have suffered famine, with some resorting to selling their children to feed the rest of their families. The severe food situation in Afghanistan has gotten worse as the temperatures have dropped.
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, approximately 22 million Afghans — or about 54 percent of the population — are suffering from severe hunger, with about 8 million at risk of famine.
Thousands of Americans and Afghan supporters have been evacuated for relocation since the Taliban assumed power.