Humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
Afghan frozen assets Afghans oppose US move to seize half of country’s frozen assets, call it illegal and unjust

Amid severe opposition and criticism, the Joe Biden administration decided last week to divert nearly half of the USD 7 billion Afghan frozen assets it holds to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks

Afghan women protest Despite figuring in Oslo talks, the rights of women remain deeply in peril in Afghanistan

The Taliban and the western powers had very different agenda and aims from the recent talks in Oslo. Thus while the issue of women’s rights figured prominently, it is unlikely that much will change on the ground in light of recent developments

Are Western wealthy countries determined to starve the people of Afghanistan?

The UN has issued an urgent appeal to countries across the world to raise billions of dollars in aid for Afghanistan amid an impending humanitarian catastrophe

After repeated appeals, UNSC approves resolution for humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

22.8 million people in Afghanistan are facing potentially life-threatening food insecurity this winter. The World Food Programme has warned that 8.7 million people are nearing famine-like conditions.

Despite repeated appeals, US denies possibility of unfreezing Afghan assets

The UN and several other countries including China have asked the US to release nearly USD 10 billion worth of Afghanistan’s frozen assets to help the Taliban government deal with the humanitarian situation

Activists warn against greenwashing “nature-based solutions” at COP26 and other stories

Today we look at the pledges signed on the first day of COP26, casualties following twin blasts in Kabul, and more

Afghanistan’s impoverished people live mid enormous riches

The Taliban government faces an unprecedented situation of economic collapse as it graples with decades of corruption and being shut off international aid

Afghanistan economy UN warns of economic collapse in Afghanistan

Several agencies including the UNDP have noted that if the current situation continues, all basic services will collapse and almost all Afghans will fall below the poverty line by next year

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