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Afghanistan: Humanitarian Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 49207, tabled on 14 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with NGOs working in Afghanistan on the current humanitarian needs in that country.

Answered on

22 September 2021

To ensure aid reaches the people that need it most, the FCDO are in daily contact with partners in Afghanistan and will continue to engage with them directly as the situation develops. The week before last in London we hosted a round table with NGOs to better understand how we can support their life-saving work. On 20 August, the FCDO convened a meeting with 30 NGOs working in the areas of development, humanitarian support, human rights and media freedom, to listen to the issues they are currently facing in country. Further meetings took place on 26 August and 15 September to discuss continued humanitarian access and the longer-term development needs.