The European Union (EU) will spend another hundred million euros on humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. This was stated by the head of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen in an address to the European Parliament. She was broadcast by DW.
The amount provided by Brussels will be part of a package that the organization will provide to Afghanistan in the coming weeks. “We are on the side of the Afghan people, on the side of journalists, human rights defenders, women and children,” added the head of the European Union’s executive branch.
According to von der Leyen, the situation in Afghanistan is rapidly deteriorating. Therefore, the countries of Europe must do everything in their power to avoid hunger and humanitarian catastrophe. The head of the EC also called on to support Afghans who left their country for neighboring states.
Earlier, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell promised that the EU would quadruple humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. The diplomat set a condition that for this the Taliban (the Taliban, the movement is prohibited in the Russian Federation) must respect human rights in the country they have captured.
On August 24, der Leyen also announced that instead of 50 million euros, the EU will invest 200 million euros in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. On August 21, the head of the EC announced that the EU is freezing economic support for Afghanistan by one billion euros. According to her, the Afghan state will receive this money when the Taliban begin to “respect human, minority and women’s rights.”