Japan pledges $58.4 million in aid to Afghanistan

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Japan has announced an additional aid package of $58.4 million to support Afghanistan, according to a statement released on Monday.

The Japanese embassy in Kabul confirmed the allocation of these funds in a post on X. The aid is specifically targeted at providing humanitarian assistance and fulfilling basic needs, aiming to sustain and enhance the lives of the Afghan people while fostering dignity and self-reliance.

“We anticipate that this assistance will play a crucial role in sustaining and enhancing the lives of the Afghan people, emphasizing dignity and self-reliance,” stated the Embassy.

The embassy further disclosed that the aid would be distributed through various partners, including UN agencies, international organizations, and Japanese non-governmental organizations.

With this recent financial commitment, the total Japanese assistance to Afghanistan since August 2021 will reach $447 million, as confirmed by the Embassy.