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Italy boosts funding for Afghanistan

31 marzo 2022 | 21.01
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Italy has announced an extra 50 million euros of aid for crisis-hit Afghanistan after it gave 150 million euros last year, the foreign ministry tweeted on Thursday.

Italy pledged the fresh funds at a donors humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, hosted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Qatar, Germany and Britain, the tweet said.

Over 24 million people - 60% of the population - need humanitarian assistance to survive in Afghanistan, which faces economic collapse and its worst drought in 30 years. Half the country's population endures hunger every day, according to the UN.

The UN's coordinated relief operation – the largest in Afghanistan – is asking donors for $4.4 billion, three times the amount requested in 2021.

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