DrGermany will provide an additional 200 million euros in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. This was announced by Secretary of State Annalina Barbuk (Green Party) on Thursday at a virtual donors’ conference for Afghanistan. Barbock said the humanitarian crisis the Afghan people are going through is one of the worst in the world.
Meanwhile, the hardline Islamist Taliban movement, which rules Afghanistan, has called for humanitarian workers to be allowed unhindered access and to ensure their safety. It is unacceptable that the United Nations World Food Program, for example, is currently unable to supply the provinces of Kabul, Kandahar and Ghor with life-saving food.
It also “urgently” called on Islamists to grant equal access to education everywhere in the country. Secondary schools remain closed to girls in Afghanistan. Barbock said the girls’ plight illustrates the plight of the Afghan people.
The foreign minister said Germany’s commitment beyond humanitarian aid also depends on the actions of the Taliban government. Berlin expects respect for human rights, the formation of an inclusive government and the fight against terrorism.
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