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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12775

25 August 2021
EXTERNAL ACTION / Afghanistan
European Commission announces more than tripling of humanitarian aid
Brussels, 24/08/2021 (Agence Europe)

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced on Tuesday 24 August, ahead of the G7 leaders’ videoconference, that the Commission would allocate more than €200 million in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan for 2021. These funds will be in addition to the contributions of the EU Member States.

On 21 August, Ms von der Leyen had announced that the budget for this year was over €57 million, but that she wanted to increase it (see EUROPE B12774A2)....

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