New humanitarian fund to assist Afghans in underserved districts

Listen /

UNAMA@PHOTO

Around one million people are expected to benefit from emergency health and nutrition projects following the award of over $19 million to a newly-established Common Humanitarian Fund for Afghanistan.

The UN humanitarian agency, OCHA said the Fund will enable relief workers to respond quickly to emergencies and improve services for those with the most urgent needs.

More than $8 million will be allocated to eight nutrition projects and a similar amount to seven health-related projects.

Another $1.5 million from the Fund will be used to support the Humanitarian Financing Unit set up by UNOCHA.

The projects will be rolled out in nearly 80 underserved districts in Afghanistan, most of which are located in the south and east of the country.

These areas have been severely affected by years of conflict, leaving thousands of children acutely malnourished and access to health services limited.

The biggest donors to date are the UK's Department for International Development and Sweden's International Development Cooperation.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

Duration: 1’09″

Filed under Today's News.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

October 2017
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031