Tag Archives: International Aid

First family resettled under Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme

Source: Gov.uk

The UK has now formally opened the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) and the first Afghan family has been granted indefinite leave to remain under the scheme. The ACRS is one of the most ambitious resettlement programmes in the world, and the first bespoke scheme in Europe to begin resettling Afghan evacuees.

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OIC Pledges To Launch Afghan Trust Fund In Response To Growing Humanitarian CrisIS

Source: The Organisation for World Peace

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met in an emergency meeting in Islamabad on December 18th to discuss launching a trust fund addressing the humanitarian crises in Afghanistan. International organizations froze billions of dollars in aid and assets to Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country in August 2021. These reductions in aid delivery and frozen bank reserves have created a state of emergency in Afghanistan, with millions facing starvation and disease. The fund, managed by the Islamic Development Bank, would begin assisting by early 2022, though the amount to be provided remains unclear.

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The End of the Afghanistan War Was Even Worse Than Anyone Realized

Source: Slate.com

It is now widely conceded that America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan, the longest in our history, was a tragic bungle of monumental proportions. However, we are just beginning to learn that the final phase of the war—not so much the frantic evacuation but the entire last three years, as we tiptoed toward the exits—was disgraceful in its own appalling way.

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