Ned Price, a spokesperson for the State Department, stated that the United States will remain a “very generous” donor to Afghan humanitarian aid and would try to stop any of it from reaching Taliban coffers.
The United States is making efforts to allow humanitarian aid to continue in Afghanistan, despite sanctions against the Taliban. They seized power in Afghanistan 11 days ago in a war-torn nation with an ongoing humanitarian crisis.
Price stated to reporters that “we can continue a humanitarian commitment for… the Afghan population in ways that don’t have any funding or aid pass through the coffers a central government.” “I believe the United States will remain a generous donor to Afghan people.”
According to the United Nations, more than 18,000,000 people in Afghanistan – almost half of Afghanistan’s total population – need aid. Half of Afghan children below five years old are already suffering from acute malnutrition during the second drought in four.
According to the Taliban, they will uphold human rights and won’t allow terrorists from the country. They also encouraged aid organisations to continue their work and said that aid was welcomed as long as it wasn’t used to influence Afghanistan’s political process.
The Taliban offensive, which saw foreign forces withdraw from Afghanistan after a 20 year war, culminated in the capture of Kabul as the capital. The Taliban were defeated by U.S.-led forces in 2001 after they refused to turn over Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda leader, for the Sept. 11 attacks.