The total amount of aid to the country since August 2021 is $720 million.

The United States will provide about $204 million in additional humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. This is stated in a statement issued on Thursday evening by the head of the press service of the Department of State, Ned Price.

“We are providing about $204 million in additional humanitarian aid to support the people of Afghanistan, as a result of which the total amount of aid since August 2021 is $720 million,” the report says.

The allocated funds will be distributed through UN structural units and a number of international humanitarian organizations. According to the statement, this money is supposed to buy food and water, provide basic medical services, provide shelter and legal protection to the residents of Afghanistan, contribute to the “fight against gender-based violence,” “facilitate the reintegration of internally displaced persons, citizens returning to the country and refugees from neighboring states.”

“The United States remains committed to supporting the humanitarian needs of the Afghan people and continues to insist that the leadership of the Taliban movement fulfill its obligations to respect the human rights of all Afghan citizens, including the right of Afghan women to receive education,” the statement stresses.