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Germany to increase Afghanistan aid by 500 million euros

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Germany is further increasing its humanitarian aid for those in need in Afghanistan by 500 million euros (587 million dollars), German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after a virtual meeting with her G7 counterparts. The German government had already pledged 100 million euros in emergency aid for the care of refugees in and around Afghanistan a few days ago, to be provided through humanitarian aid organizations. The 500 million euros comes in addition to the earlier sum. G7 leaders met for virtual talks to try and persuade the US to keep troops in Afghanistan in order to continue evacuation effo…

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