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How is the United States helping the people of Afghanistan?
Bush Has Declared a Humanitarian Emergency in Afghanistan
The President instructed the Defense Department to prepare for airdrops of food into regions of Afghanistan where displaced persons risk starvation.
The Administration will provide additional U.S.-origin food assistance for displaced persons in Afghanistan and refugees in neighboring countries, including Pakistan, Iran and Central Asian states.
The Administration will make available additional aid (medicines, water and shelter) for vulnerable Afghan people in Afghanistan and those who become refugees in neighboring countries.
Announced "America's Fund for Afghan Children" on Oct.
President Bush said, "We've created a special relief effort that will be supervised by the Red Cross. We are asking every child in America to earn or give a dollar that will be used to provide food and medical help for the children of Afghanistan."
States Has Been a Leader in Aid to the Afghan People
Before September 11, United States assistance to the Afghan people in FY2001 totaled $174 million in food, health care, water/sanitation, and shelter. The U.S. assistance to Afghanistan represents about two-thirds of the total contribution of the international community.
The People of Afghanistan Are Suffering.
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