The funds will be channeled through independent organizations.

The United States announced the allocation of new humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in the amount of about $ 144 million amid the threat of famine in the country in winter.

National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne said the aid would be channeled through independent organizations that directly support more than 18.4 million vulnerable Afghans, including Afghan refugees in neighboring countries.

“Our partners are providing vital protection, shelter, livelihoods, healthcare, winter preparation assistance, emergency food aid, water, and sanitation services in response to growing humanitarian needs exacerbated by shortages of medical services, drought, malnutrition, and the impending winter cold,” Horne said.

She noted that taking into account additional funding, the total amount of U.S. humanitarian assistance to residents of Afghanistan and Afghan refugees in the region in 2021 will amount to almost $ 474 million, which is a record figure among all countries of the world.