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Afghanistan: Humanitarian Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 42180, tabled on 3 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to offer humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan after the takeover by the Taliban in that country.

Answered on

13 September 2021

We stand with the people of Afghanistan to support a more stable, peaceful future for the country. Following our announcement of 18 August, total UK aid to Afghanistan this year is now £286 million, one of our largest bilateral programmes. £30 million has been made available to humanitarian partners to support neighbouring countries which experience a significant increase in refugees to provide essential services and supplies such shelters and the setting up of sanitation and hygiene facilities.