KABUL, Afghanistan The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) has allocated US$17 million for Afghans affected by drought, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
"Now is the time to help. Without quick action, the number of families and the gravity of their suffering will grow exponentially.
''The drought affects about two million people in northern and western Afghanistan," Toby Lanzer, the humanitarian coordinator for Afghanistan, said in a press release on Tuesday.
Established in 2014, the CHF-Afghanistan is one of OCHA's country based pooled funds for swift and strategic humanitarian action.
The emergency assistance will include cash for families to buy food, trucking of drinking water to villages and schools where fountains have dried up, and the treatment of malnourished children
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK