The heat: Afghan crisis | CGTN America

Posted on December 23, 2021 at 11:34 AM
Updated December 23, 2021, 11:36 AM

Almost four months after the Taliban took power, Afghanistan faces a growing humanitarian and economic crisis. Aid organizations warn that one million children could die of acute malnutrition in the coming months. Hundreds of Afghans marched through the streets of Kabul on Tuesday with banners that read: “Let’s eat” and “Give us our frozen assets”. In August, the United States froze more than $ 9 billion in reserves belonging to the Afghan Central Bank. The lack of funding has crippled Afghanistan’s already troubled economy. State employees, from doctors to teachers, have not been paid for months. The United Nations says the country is on the brink of disaster.

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  • Omar Sadr is a Principal Investigator at the Center for Governance and Markets at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Haroun Rahimi is an associate professor at the American University of Afghanistan.
  • Babar Baloch is the global spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
  • Sulaiman Bin Shah was deputy minister of industry and commerce in the administration of Ashraf Ghani.

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