The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said that it has committed $405 million in grants to United Nations agencies to help ensure the supply of adequate food and sustain the delivery of essential health and educational services for the Afghan people.
The $405 million, the ADB said “is aligned with ADB’s approach for fragile and conflict-affected situations.”
“By the end of 2022, it had provided nutritionally balanced food to almost 1.19 million people, including 583,958 women and girls, and helped sustain production of wheat and livestock, along with livelihoods support for 201,829 rural households, benefiting 1.9 million people, including 956,704 women and girls,” the report is said. “At the same time, 5.31 million people (62% female) received access to basic health and essential hospital services and about 1.9 million people (50% female) were vaccinated against COVID-19.”
The Ministry of Economy (MoE) said that the ADB has been one of the main supporters of development projects in Afghanistan over the past two-decades.
According to the report, the ADB announced a $14 billion package of support to strengthen food security between 2022 and 2025, committing $3.7 billion in 2022 in a bid to alleviate the food crisis in the region.