Thursday, January 31, 2008

Afghanistan: German aid to help over 2.5 million people

Suffering from a harsh winter, Afghanistan is to receive aid from Germany. Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul announced his country would increase aid to Afghanistan by US$1.5 million.

He said the aid would benefit up to two-and-a-half million people.

Afghanistan has experienced heavy snowfall with temperatures falling to minus 20 degrees centigrade