Donors back $280 million transfer for Afghan food, health By Reuters

Donors back 0 million transfer for Afghan food, health By Reuters
Donors back 0 million transfer for Afghan food, health© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A boy sleeps as he rides a bicycle in Kabul, Afghanistan October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo

By Arshad Mohammed, Jonathan Landay and Andrea Shalal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donors agreed on Friday to transfer $280 million from a frozen, trust fund to the World Food Program (WFP) and UNICEF to support nutrition and health in Afghanistan, the World Bank said as it seeks to help a country facing famine and economic freefall.

The World Bank-administered Afghan Reconstruction Trust Fund will this year give $180 million to WFP to scale up food security and nutrition operations and $100 million to UNICEF to provide essential health services, the bank said in a statement.

The money would aim to support food security and health programs in Afghanistan as it sinks into a severe economic and humanitarian crisis…

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