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USIP Report Calls For Continuation of Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati
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The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) urged for the continuation of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in a recent report titled “Afghanistan’s Dire Humanitarian Situation”, released Thursday.

According to the report, since the Taliban took control of the country, the Afghan economy and financial system have largely collapsed, and the international community has decided unanimously not to recognize the Taliban. Donors also have difficulty providing for the population’s needs in these dire circumstances.

“In the two years since the Taliban takeover, the Afghan economy has crumbled, the financial system has largely collapsed, and the international community has opted for unified no recognition of the Taliban,” the report said.

It added, “Donors and NGOs now face the immense challenge of meeting the needs of the Afghan people under these dire conditions.”

These organizations have had to navigate cautious engagement with an unrecognized administration while continuing to offer crucial aid and services, given that most Afghans live in extreme poverty.

According to the United Nations estimation, nearly 29 million people in the country need urgent humanitarian aid amid a shortage of funding.

The report also revealed that Since the Taliban tightened its restrictions on Afghan women working for NGOs, the humanitarian situation has only worsened.

The report emphasized the clear and effective response to the country’s dire humanitarian crisis.

Antonio Guterres, the secretary general of the UN, told reporters after hosting a discussion on the Afghan situation in Doha that six million Afghans are “one step away” from starvation conditions and that financing is “evaporating”, and that 28 million people will need humanitarian assistance to survive this year.

Guterres also said that only $294 million, or 6.4 per cent of the $4.6 billion total requested for the humanitarian response plan, had been received.

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