EU to boost Afghan humanitarian aid, press G7 on refugee resettlement

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday pledged more humanitarian aid for Afghanistan while calling on the international community to help resettle refugees.

Von der Leyen’s remarks outlined the EU’s thinking on the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan a week after Taliban militants captured the country amid a drawdown of allied western troops. The upheaval is expected to generate increased migration out of Afghanistan. And it has pushed western countries to reconsider their financial assistance to the country.

Speaking alongside European Council President Charles Michel and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, von der Leyen said the Commission would provide funds to EU countries that resettle Afghan refugees. Indeed,

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