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Afghanistan: UN says US$1.2 billion pledged to help Afghans in need

The United Nations humanitarian chief says US$1.2 billion has been promised to help Afghans facing a growing humanitarian crisis in the country and millions in the region, calling the pledges “an important step” toward helping the needy.UN Undersecretary-General Martin Griffiths announced the total in pledges at the closing of a high-level ministerial meeting in Geneva on Monday that was seeking US$606 million until the end of the year to help 11 million people.Griffiths says the US$1.2 billion…


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