The UK government will provide a £30m aid package to help provide shelters and sanitation facilities for those who have fled Afghanistan following the country’s takeover by the Taliban.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the “life-saving supplies” will help Afghans “who have left everything behind” after fleeing Afghanistan.
It is believed £10m will be made available to humanitarian organisations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) immediately so that supplies can be quickly despatched to the Afghan borders.
It is expected those countries predicted to receive a large influx in refugees because of the situation in Afghanistan will also receive £20m to help both with processing new arrivals and providing essential services and supplies.
These include Pakistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
Mr Raab, who is currently visiting the region, said: “It is vital that we help those fleeing Afghanistan and do not allow the crisis there to undermine regional stability.
“That’s why these life-saving supplies are so important.