Germany provides one million euros for hard Afghan winter

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Germany is providing an additional one million euros (1.4 million dollars) to aid organizations active in Afghanistan to counter the hardest winter there in more than a decade, the Foreign Ministry announces in Berlin.

24th January 2008
Berlin (dpa) - The money brings to 68 million euros the funds provided by Germany for humanitarian aid and mine clearance since 2001.

The German Foreign Ministry said the new money was intended for urgent life-saving operations. Those worst affected included residents of remote villages and returning exiles and internally displaced people.

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