Minister of Foreign Affairs Ange Logar announced at an international donors’ conference for Afghanistan that Slovenia would provide an additional 300,000 euros in assistance to respond immediately to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

According to the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the funds will be used for the most urgent humanitarian needs for food, health care and assistance to internally displaced persons and refugees in neighboring countries. Slovenia’s contributions to Afghanistan will be channeled through the World Food Program (WFP), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Through an audio-video link at the conference, Logar also expressed concern about the growing humanitarian needs and the affected population in Afghanistan. He emphasized the urgent need to ensure humanitarian access to the endangered population, ensure the safety of humanitarian workers and that close cooperation between donor countries and the United Nations is crucial to prevent an even greater humanitarian crisis, the Foreign Ministry said.

In Afghanistan, according to the Foreign Ministry, almost half of the population is already facing acute food insecurity, of which almost seven million are children under the age of five. The humanitarian crisis is expected to deepen. After the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from the country under the Hindu Kush, the situation worsened, leading to large numbers of refugees and displaced persons.

Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has already announced that a total of more than $ 1 billion has been raised at a donors’ conference for Afghanistan.