IOC announces ‘humanitarian aid’ for athletes in Afghanistan

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IOC announces ‘humanitarian aid’ for athletes in Afghanistan
IOC announces ‘humanitarian aid’ for athletes in Afghanistan
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC), after orchestrating the evacuation of about 300 members of the Afghan sports community, has announced $560,000 of aid for the winter to those left behind.

“Thanks to our discreet diplomacy, the Taliban accept and support the delivery by the IOC of humanitarian aid to members of the Olympic community who still live in Afghanistan,” Thomas Bach, the IOC president, said on Wednesday.

He was speaking after the second day of an executive board meeting at which the IOC earmarked $560,000 in aid for about 2,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes to be distributed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

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