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UN appeals for $405m in 2015 Afghan aid

UN appeals for $405m in 2015 Afghan aid

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Nov 26, 2014 - 13:40

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The United Nations on Wednesday appealed for $405 million to cover the humanitarian needs of the people in Afghanistaninfo-icon in 2015.

UN humanitarian coordinator Mark Bowden, launching the appeal, said almost 8,000 civilians had been killed in the war this year, with more than 100,000 being forced from their homes.

He said as the conflict expanded in the coming year, more help would be needed.

Around 1.2 million children in Afghanistan are acutely malnourished, half a million of them younger than five years old.

Half a million children die each year of preventable disease, and already 4,000 families are facing the onset of winter without adequate housing.

Last year, the UN appealed for $406 million in Afghanistan, but received $237 million.

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