US announces $150 million worth of aid for Afghanistan


KABUL: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced providing three aid packages totaling $150 million to Afghanistan against a backdrop of food and humanitarian crises in Afghanistan. 
USAID will distribute the aid to impoverished families, the youth, and women through the U.N. organizations in Afghanistan. 
The United Nations Organization for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women) will receive $30 million, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNCF) will receive $40 million, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will receive $80 million (UNICEF).
“The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an $80 million commitment to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve food security and nutrition for Afghans experiencing severe food shortage including women, women-headed households, and smallholder farmers and herders,” a statement from the USAID said.
The statement also stated the aid would support thousands of volunteers who facilitate children’s education in light of the fact that Taliban have closed down schools on girls above sixth grade.  
According to USAID, about 775 million dollars has been paid since last August to the Afghans living in acute starvation and severe economic troubles.