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UK vows to provide £50m to Afghanistan

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KABUL: The United Kingdom has pledged to give 50 million pounds to Afghanistan in a bid to help those most at risk, said Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, Johnson said he urged the G20 leaders to prioritize the rights of women and girls in all our international development efforts.

“We have a responsibility to help those in Afghanistan most at risk under the Taliban regime, particularly women and girls. The UK will give £50m to that end, and I urge the G20 to prioritize the rights of women and girls in all our international development efforts,” he tweeted.

The announcement comes as G20 leaders are meeting in Rome for a summit.

“Two and a half million Afghans, most of them women and girls, will receive urgent life-saving humanitarian support thanks to £50 million of funding announced by the Prime Minister today,” UK Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

The funding, which is drawn from the UK’s £286 million aid commitment to Afghanistan announced by the Prime Minister in September, will be channeled via UN agencies and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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