Japan Drafts Aid Package for Afghanistan

Japan is planning to extend a

worth up to USD5 million to Afghanistan, Reuters reports. The package is designed to finance the construction of roads in the country and to help former Taliban fighters seek employment. Once approve, this new aid will add to the USD1.8 billion financial assistance spent by Japan on Afghanistan over the past eight years.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.