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Germany earmarks one million euros for Afghanistan winter aid

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Berlin, Jan 25, IRNA

Germany’s Foreign Ministry has allocated one million euros to German relief agencies for urgent and life-saving winter aid projects in Afghanistan which has been hit by one of the harshest winters over the past 10 years.

“The harsh winter has affected the weakest of the weak. Many families in remote areas could not prepare themselves sufficiently for the winter,” Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was quoted saying in a press release.

“We are providing an urgent contribution to ensure the survival.

Children and older persons need now our help,” he added.

As part of the German winter aid program, winter clothing, food items and blankets will also be delivered to Afghanistan.

Berlin is also financing six small medical clinics in remote mountain areas of Afghanistan.

Germany has already provided 68 million euros in humanitarian aid and mine-removal projects since 2001.

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Written by afghandevnews

January 26, 2008 at 4:05 am

Posted in Aid

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