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U.S. To Announce About $300M In Aid To Afghanistan

News outlets report on an expected announcement from the Obama administration regarding aid to Afghanistan.

Bloomberg: Afghanistan Aid of $300 Million Pledged by U.S. Agency
“The U.S. is proposing almost $300 million in new aid programs over five years for Afghanistan in an effort to stabilize the economy and offset losses after U.S. forces withdraw. … The assistance covers education, trade and agricultural initiatives meant to sustain advances and build on them, said Larry Sampler, who heads U.S. Agency for International Development programs in Afghanistan…” (Gaouette, 2/10).

Devex: U.S. announces fresh aid for Afghanistan
“…Washington is expected to announce on Monday about $300 million in fresh aid programs to help Afghanistan mitigate the effects of the drawdown of foreign troops and likely receiving less official development assistance this year…” (Santamaria, 2/10).

Reuters: U.S. aid plan seeks to shield Afghanistan from end to war economy
“The Obama administration will unveil on Monday a package of aid initiatives it hopes will help Afghanistan, still one of the world’s poorest countries after a dozen years of massive international aid efforts, shield itself from the departure of foreign troops and an expected drop in assistance…” (Ryan, 2/9).