The administration of US President Joe Biden on Tuesday said it will contribute roughly $308 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
But the newly announced aid falls far short of the war-torn country’s immediate needs.
Millions of Afghans are on the brink of starvation and at risk of freezing to death in the aftermath of the U.S.-led war in the country, which ended in August.
Meanwhile, the U.S. has refused to unfreeze $9.4 billion in Afghan government assets despite growing pressure from progressive Congressional members and human rights advocates.
On Tuesday, the United Nations launched its “largest single country aid appeal” requesting just over $5 billion in assistance for Afghanistan.