The European Union has allocated €268.3 million to help the Afghan people through the humanitarian crisis.
Projects are funded through the United Nations that focuses on access to education, care and support to provide livelihoods for civilians, including refugees and displaced persons.
“We will not abandon the Afghan people,” said European Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen. “These projects focus on health, nutrition, clean water, sanitation and education, especially for women and girls.” Brussels also supports Afghans to earn money, such as in local markets. It also supports two organizations that are involved in human rights.
Since the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the takeover by the Taliban in the summer of 2021, a major humanitarian crisis has emerged. The violence and insecurity have displaced tens of thousands of Afghans within their own country and Iran and Pakistan.