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Afghanistan: International Assistance

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 137439, tabled on 9 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans she has to co-host a pledging summit to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

Answered on

14 March 2022

The UK has agreed to co-host the Afghanistan Pledging Conference with the UN and Germany to help raise $4.4 billion for 2022. This is the largest humanitarian appeal on record, reflecting the magnitude of the humanitarian challenge ahead. The Conference, to be held virtually at Ministerial level, will focus on raising resources to scale up essential support to address the unprecedented level of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan. It will also highlight the capacity and commitment of humanitarian partners to implement lifesaving assistance across the country and raise awareness of other challenges critical to the people of Afghanistan. We will ensure that Afghan voices and their perspectives are reflected, especially women and girls, by inviting Afghan civil society to participate and attend the Conference.

The UK remains committed to the people of Afghanistan and it is vital that countries support the pledging event at this Conference.

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