Brussels, Jul. 23: The European Union is weighing a new package of financial aid to Afghanistan and its neighbours to help limit the flow of refugees from the country,
ravaged by intense fighting between government forces and the Taliban, two officials said.
The ongoing withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan after almost two decades has galvanised the Taliban, who could retake control of large parts of the country, spurring a new flow of refugees.
In 2021, the EU is set to spend some 57 million euros ($67 million) in humanitarian support for Afghanistan. The financial support for the coming years will not be ready before the autumn and needs approval from EU governments. -Reuters