Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 10th September 2021.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of reductions in Official Development Assistance to Afghanistan on reducing threats to the UK from violence and extremism.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK has doubled its aid to Afghanistan to £286 million this financial year. This means the UK’s total aid contribution to the country since 2001 is now around £3.5 billion.

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