EU Donates 50m Euros in Cash to Afghanistan

According to the World Food Program (WFP), the European Union has donated 50 million euros in cash to Afghanistan.

The World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday described the European Union’s assistance to the people of Afghanistan as vital.

Mary-Ellen McGroarty, the Representative Country Director for the WFP in Afghanistan, said that this EU aid will increase the ability of the aid group to provide assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

“We are committed to helping the people of Afghanistan, especially the most vulnerable people,” said Chargée d’affaires of the EU Delegation to Afghanistan, Raffaella Iodice. “Our investment in WFP will have positive and long-lasting impacts on local communities,” Raffaella Iodice added.

This aid has been provided while, according to the World Food Program, 9 out of 10 families in Afghanistan cannot meet their basic needs, including food supplies, especially those headed by women.

Since early 2022, 427 thousand people have benefited from EU assistance in 27 provinces of Afghanistan.