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USAID ANNOUNCES NEW $40 MILLION AGREEMENT WITH UNICEF TO INCREASE GIRLS’ AND BOYS’ EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES IN AFGHANISTAN

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed a $40 million agreement to increase international support for Afghan children, particularly adolescent girls, to realize their right to education. This is USAID’s newest contribution to Afghanistan’s education sectors and comes after the Taliban’s March announcement blocking girls above grade ...
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Attacks on Education Institutions in Kabul

Ned Price, Department Spokesperson The United States joins the international community in expressing outrage in response to today’s heinous attacks on the Mumtaz Education Center and the Abdul Rahim Shahid school in Kabul, Afghanistan. We offer sincere condolences to the families and other loved ones of those killed in these cowardly acts. The perpetrators must ...
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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Afghanistan

Ned Price, Department Spokesperson During today’s High-Level Pledging Event on Supporting the Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan, the United States announced we are providing nearly $204 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Afghanistan, bringing the total amount to more than $720 million since August 2021. This new funding includes nearly $134 million ...
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Media Access and Fundamental Freedoms in Afghanistan

Ned Price, Department Spokesperson The United States and the international community are paying close attention to the Taliban’s actions inside Afghanistan, and it is with alarm and deep concern we learned of the Taliban’s decision to stifle the Afghan people’s access to independent, objective, international media sources. Media outlets such as the Voice of America, ...
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