World Bank Donors Approve $ 280 Million Release for Afghanistan

World Bank donors on Friday (local time) approved the release of $ 280 million for Afghanistan to address humanitarian issues.

Donors to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund have agreed to provide $ 280 million to UNICEF and the World Food Program by the end of December, the World Bank said, Sputnik reported.

“The donors of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) today decided to transfer $ 280 million of ARTF funds by the end of December 2021 to UNICEF and the World Food Program (WFP)” the World Bank said in a press release.

The statement said UNICEF will receive $ 100 million to provide essential health services in Afghanistan, and WFP will receive $ 180 million to strengthen food security and nutrition operations in the country, Sputnik reported.

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