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UN To Continue Providing Assistance To Afghanistan

With the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, the country seems to be falling apart. The citizens in the country are stuck with multiple crises. The UN Office for the Coordination of the Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said that the provision of winterization assistance will continue in Afghanistan.

OCHA Reports Winterization Assistance In Afghanistan 

The OCHA said in a statement that between November 29 and December 5, more than 81,000 people received assistance in Nangarhar, Kunar and Nuristan provinces.  Around 284,500 people received relief food assistance and around 46000 people in Paktia and Kabul provinces were reached with cash assistance.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) provided 74 essential medicine items at the Chardehi Health Facility in Nangarhar province, last week. This comes following a joint visit to the facility by the WHO, the Department of Public Health in Nangarhar and a non-governmental organization to identify critical gaps.

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On Sunday, the OCHA and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) took a mission to visit the non-food item distribution site and assess additional needs of the affected population. It includes health, water, sanitation and other hygiene services.

India, Russia To Provide Immediate Humanitarian Assistance 

With the ongoing crisis and the rising fear of Afghan soil be used for sheltering, training, planning, and financing of terrorist groups like  ISIS, Al-Qaeda, etc, both India and Russia have decided to provide immediate assistance to the netizens.

In the summit talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin also pitched the formation of an inclusive government in Kabul and reiterated their strong support for a secure and stable Afghanistan.

The joint statement released stated that the leaders welcomed close coordination between India and Russia on Afghanistan including the creation of a permanent consultative mechanism.

 

 

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