Japan has announced an additional $106.7 million in assistance for Afghanistan to enable the implementation of humanitarian projects and meet the basic needs of the Afghan people, according to the country’s Embassy in Kabul.
“These projects will be implemented by the UN agencies, international organizations, NGOs, all aiming for the betterment of livelihoods through multiple approaches,” the Embassy said in a tweet on Tuesday, December 06.
With the newly announced assistance, the Embassy said that the total amount of Japan’s assistance for Afghanistan amounts to $335 million since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021.
Afghanistan is facing increasingly severe poverty following the Taliban’s return to power which resulted in a cut of international aid – what the country’s economy relied on.
According to the World Bank survey released on November 22, the living conditions remain “dire” for the people of Afghanistan as “two-thirds of households in the country continue to struggle to meet basic food and non-food needs.”