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Afghanistan receives medical aid of USD 21 million from Japan


Kabul: In order to help Afghanistan tackle the humanitarian crisis, Japan has contributed funds of about USD 21 million to provide essential vaccines to the women and children of Afghanistan.

Following the humanitarian gesture by Japan, UNICEF will provide clean water for 30,000 people in four provinces across Afghanistan and vaccines for 18.3 million mothers and children.

The Japanese government has made significant donations to UNICEF, including USD 18 million for essential vaccines for over 18 million mothers and children, as well as USD 3.6 million for water and sanitation facilities in public schools, the Afghan news agency reported.

Measles, rotavirus, tetanus and diphtheria, polio, hepatitis B, and other vaccines are among those available. These funds will also allow UNICEF to provide oral polio vaccines to approximately 10 million children during national vaccination campaigns in 2023.

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