News Karnataka
Wednesday, February 08 2023
World

NZ provides further humanitarian support for Afghanistan

Photo Credit :

Wellington: New Zealand is providing a further NZ$3 million ($2 million) in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said on Monday.

“There is significant humanitarian need in Afghanistan, with the crisis disproportionately affecting women and girls,” Mahuta said in a statement.

The UN has estimated that 80 per cent of the quarter of a million people displaced in Afghanistan since May are women and children, reports Xinhua news agency.

“With the dangers that women and girls are facing in Afghanistan today, it is more important than ever to support the organisations that are delivering much needed humanitarian assistance and protection,” said Mahuta.

New Zealand is providing funding to Uniced anf the UN Population Fund.

Both of these organiSations are addressing urgent needs on the ground with a particular focus on supporting women and children, the Minister said.

New Zealand has joined two statements supporting the call to ensure the safety and human rights of women and girls, one at the Human Rights Council and the other a joint call by women political leaders to uphold and continue to advance equal rights and opportunities, she said.

New Zealand’s latest support comes after providing another NZ$3 million to the Red Cross and the UN Refugee Agency on August 20.

Share this:
MANY DROPS MAKE AN OCEAN
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rohan City Corp
Rohan City Corp

Find the best odds at 10Cric and IPL Betting 2023! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp