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EU announces 1 billion euro aid package for Afghanistan

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The European Union on Tuesday announced a one billion euro ($1.2 billion) aid package for Afghanistan “to prevent a major humanitarian and socio-economic collapse,” said the bloc’s head Ursula von der Leyen.

The funds pledged at the virtual G20 summit add to the 250 million euro amount to 300 million euros previously announced by the European Union for urgent humanitarian needs, with the rest in Afghanistan’s neighboring countries, a statement said. The Taliban is taking away Afghans fleeing the regime. .

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