THE COCA-COLA FOUNDATION PROVIDES FUNDING FOR UNHCR’S HUMANITARIAN ACTIVITIES TO ASSIST DISPLACED AFGHANS
The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, is supporting UNHCR efforts in delivering humanitarian aid for displaced people impacted by the recent conflict in Afghanistan.
A USD 300,000 grant to USA for UNHCR has helped support efforts by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to assist over 500 families (with an average of 7 members per family) with immediate humanitarian relief, including core relief kits and shelter items to protect Afghan families during the harsh winter season.
“This is a multi-faceted crisis disproportionately affecting women and girls,” said Saadia Madsbjerg, president, The Coca-Cola Foundation. “We hope this grant will be meaningful in providing displaced Afghan families with critical support.”
UNHCR’s Representative in Pakistan, Noriko Yoshida, welcomed the timely support from The Coca-Cola Foundation. “Having assistance reach displaced people in Afghanistan is saving lives. Many are without shelter, struggling to feed families, unable to cope, and need support urgently”,
Afghanistan is facing a growing economic, humanitarian and food-security crisis endangering millions of Afghans. Almost 80 percent of the Afghans newly displaced by conflict this year have been women and children.
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