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White House Allocates Over $300Mln in Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States has allocated another $308 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, bringing the total of Washington's assistance to the country to $782 million since October 2021, the White House announced on Tuesday.
"The United States is announcing a new contribution of more than $308 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan. This brings total US humanitarian aid in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $782 million since October 2021, and we remain the single largest donor of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan," the White House said in a statement.
The US has also announced sending one million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses through COVAX to Afghanistan, bringing our total to 4.3 million doses.
To date, Afghanistan has confirmed over 150,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 7,000 deaths.
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