The United States Announced $ 500 Million Aid for Afghan Refugees.

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source: thehill.com

The funds will be distributed through government agencies and governments that host exiles and humanitarian organizations.

The United States announced $ 500 million in aid for refugees and migrants who have to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power.

In a statement, the White House revealed that US President Joe Biden has decided to take the 500 million dollars that he has available in an emergency fund and allocate it to meet the "unexpected" and "urgent" needs.

Washington will provide such assistance to migrants and refugees through government agencies, such as the Agency for International Development (USAID). It will also offer these funds bilaterally to countries that host Afghans, humanitarian groups, and international organizations.

Several leaders, such as French President Emmanuel Macron, expressed concern on Monday about the possible arrival on European soil of thousands of Afghan refugees and warned that they would not be able to take care of so many people alone.

The Taliban seized control of Kabul on Sunday after its fighters entered the capital without meeting resistance and with almost all provinces under their control.

The fall of the capital and the flight of the hitherto Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, has caused thousands of civilians to flock to the Kabul airport in the hope of being able to leave on some of the military flights that the US has organized to evacuate its diplomatic personnel. And that of his allies.

Disappointment has reached the point where hundreds of Afghans have tried to flee aboard a US military plane as it was about to take off.

In this regard, Biden admitted that the images are "heartbreaking" and promised that the US will continue to help the Afghan people through diplomatic channels and use its economic power, but not with military force.

Washington will terminate its mission in Afghanistan when it has finished evacuating the Americans who are in the Asian country, which it estimates will end on August 31, if it maintains the pace of removing 5,000 people a day, the spokesman detailed this Monday. of the Department of Defense, John Kirby.

In recent days, the US has deployed 6,000 troops to Afghanistan, and another 1,000 are assisting with evacuation efforts.

In his speech on Monday, Biden stood firm in his intention to end the longest war in US history and rejected criticism from his Republican adversaries and human rights organizations who accuse Washington of having abandoned the people.