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Britain to co-host Afghanistan aid summit, hoping to raise $4.4 billion

Britain said on Tuesday it would co-host an international aid conference with the United Nations next month to help raise funds for Afghanistan, where poverty and hunger have spiraled since the Taliban took power last year.

The conference will aim to raise $4.4 billion pounds to help with health and education, with the money passed through UN agencies and charities on the ground.

"The scale of need is unparalleled, and consequences of inaction will be devastating," Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in a statement.

"The UK is determined to lead the global effort. We will bring international allies together to raise vital aid to deliver food, shelter and health services, protect women and girls and support stability in the region.”

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