EU chief pledges extra $118 mln in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

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EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday vowed to boost humanitarian aid to Afghanistan as she pledged the 27-nation bloc stands “by the Afghan people”.

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“We must do everything to avert the real risk that is out there of a major famine and humanitarian disaster. And we will do our part, we will increase again, humanitarian aid for Afghanistan by 100 million euros ($118 million),” von der Leyen said in her annual State of the European Union address.

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