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EU announces 1-billion euro aid package for war-torn Afghanistan

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BRUSSELS, Oct 12: The European Union (EU) announced on Tuesday a one-billion-euro ($1.2-billion) aid package to war-torn Afghanistan, "to avert a major humanitarian and socio-economic collapse," said the bloc's chief, Ursula von der Leyen.

EU announces 1-billion euro aid package for war-torn Afghanistan

The EU, which had earlier pledged to donate 300 million euros, announced that it will give an additional 700 million euros ($809.2 million) for the urgent humanitarian needs.
"We must do all we can to avert a major humanitarian and socio-economic collapse in Afghanistan," Reuters quote European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen as saying in a statement.

She urged the new regime, which came to power after ousting Ashraf Ghani's government, must first meet the EU's five conditions for longer-term aid.

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