Charity to donate $150K to Afghan charity after deadly airstrike
Posted On July 4, 2021
This month’s Good Veterans of Afghanistan (GVA) charity has been established by a former US military intelligence officer who believes the Afghan government is not adequately responding to the humanitarian crisis in the country.
In his new charity, the GVA will be donating $150,000 to Afghanistan’s National Public Health Service (NPHS) to support its efforts to treat victims of the conflict and improve the lives of Afghan civilians.”GVA is a US military charity which provides humanitarian aid to US troops in Afghanistan and has been working with the NPHS since 2008,” said GVA spokesperson, Joe Miller.
“We are thrilled to work with the Afghan Government and provide aid to our fellow Americans in need.
We are looking forward to sharing our story with the world and helping Afghans rebuild their lives and rebuild their country.”NPHSC spokesman, Dr Abdul Razzak, told the Associated Press the agency has received about $150 million to help alleviate the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan since its creation.”
More than 20 million people are displaced and there are more than 300,000 dead,” he said.”
Our agency is now working with Afghanistan to establish the first national emergency centre and distribute food aid to the affected areas.”
The war-torn country has been under the control of the Taliban since 2001, and the Taliban has been responsible for many civilian casualties in the conflict.
The US military’s war in Afghanistan began in 2001 and is still ongoing, with more than 3,400 US troops killed and more than 6,400 wounded.
More than 7,000 people have been killed in the war, including at least 1,500 civilians and 790 security personnel.