September 13, 2021
The United States pledged $64 million in new humanitarian assistance at the conference, while Norway pledged an extra $11.5 million.
WFP Executive Director David Beasley said 40% of Afghanistan’s wheat crop had been lost, the price of cooking oil had doubled, and most people anyway had no way of getting money.
The U.N. World Health Organization, also part of the appeal, wants to shore up hundreds of health facilities at risk of closure after donors backed out.
“A humanitarian and security crisis in Afghanistan will have direct implications across the globe. We should take collective action now.”