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UN Establishes trust fund for Afghanistan refugees

by Nwani Chisom
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Oyogist has learned that the United Nations says it has set up a special trust fund to provide cash incentives to Afghan refugees through a system that taps into donor funds frozen since the Taliban takeover in August.

With the local economy “imploding”, the aim is to inject liquidity into Afghan households to permit them to survive this winter and remain in their homeland despite the turmoil, it said on Thursday.

A UN spokesperson Said;

“What we are witnessing is not only a nation and a country in the midst of political turmoil; what we are also witnessing is an economic implosion,” he told a news conference in Geneva.

“We have to step in, we have to stabilise a ‘people’s economy’ and, in addition to saving lives, we also have to save livelihoods,” he said.

“Because otherwise, we will confront indeed a scenario through this winter and into next year where millions and millions of Afghans are simply unable to stay on their land, in their homes, in their villages and survive. The implications of that are not difficult to understand,” he said.

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