The United Nations says it needs another 777-million dollars this year to continue aid work in Afghanistan.
A U-N report presented today (Thursday) at a meeting of donor nations in Geneva said failure to provide the money would affect health, nutrition and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. The report said decades of war and years of drought have left more than one-third of Afghanistan's population dependent upon emergency aid.
The U-N appeal includes more than 200-million dollars for food programs, nearly 150-million dollars to help refugees return home and 125-dollars for health and nutrition programs..
The United Nations said more than 800-million dollars has been donated this year to Afghanistan, but it said that is only about half of what is needed.