Category: Democracy & Human Rights

UN asks $5 bln aid for Afghanistan – UNAMA

KABUL (SW) – Recently, Indrika Ratwatte, Deputy Special Representative in Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), in a meeting with Mohammad Abdul Kabir, Acting Deputy Prime Minister for Political Affairs of the Islamic Emirate, has said that UN intends to request more aids for capacity-building in Afghanistan.

Germany donates eur15 mln to Afghan needy

KABUL (SW) – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced a contribution of EUR15 million (US$16.4 million) from Germany, through its Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Spain contributes 1 million euros to Afghanistan

MONITORING (SW) – The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Afghanistan has announced that Spain has contributed one million euros (US$ 1.06 million) to the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund.

Thousands of people lose jobs as Swedish Committee cease operations in Afghanistan

KABUL (SW) – In July 2023, the Islamic Emirate ordered the cessation of all Sweden activities in Afghanistan in protest against the burning of the Holy Quran in that country by an Iraqi-origin citizen. Following this decision, significant portions of the Swedish Committee’s activities for Afghanistan were halted, and as of a week ago, all its operations have come to a complete standstill.