This means that the total financial support for Afghanistan for the year 2021 will amount to €3 million.
On Monday, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs Franz Fayot participated in a meeting of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Officials discussed further support for Afghanistan, and Minister Fayot announced that Luxembourg will commit another €500,000 in aids.
A respective press release conveys that two thirds of the Afghan population currently live below the poverty line and more than three million children suffer from malnutrition. Luxembourg has been supporting Afghanistan for the past two decades and will continue to do so during this critical phase. Naturally, all support will be tied to international humanitarian rights and the respecting of those, the statement further highlights.