Source: The Guardian
Large parts of Afghanistan’s health system are on the brink of collapse because of western sanctions against the Taliban, international experts have warned, as the country faces outbreaks of disease and an escalating malnutrition crisis.
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Source: The Independent
The US has formally authorised personal remittance payments to Afghanistan, a crucial lifeline as millions in the country face extreme hunger after the Taliban takeover of the government and the international community continues to sanction the new regime.
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Source: Financial Times
Many embassies in Kabul remain closed following the collapse of Afghanistan’s previous government, fuelling a black market for visas sought by citizens desperate to leave the country.
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Source: Church Times (UK)
BEHIND the reredos of St John the Evangelist, Palmers Green, and beneath an Edwardian stained-glass window depicting Christ on his throne, are cardboard towers comprising 627 boxes, as well as several prams, and stacks of nappies. “Boys 7-8 years” reads one box.
Source: The Japan News
The government has made some progress in helping Afghans who wish to flee to Japan, after forging cooperation with the Qatari government, which has links with the Taliban, the Islamist group that has seized power in Afghanistan.
Source: The Statesman
Amidst the crippling pandemic, 2020 saw 70 countries and 33 international organizations gather in Geneva for The Afghanistan Conference, to renew their aid till 2024. A series of virtual discussions saw the international committee pledge an annual sum of $3.3 billion which was to remain almost the same till 2024.
Source: Hindustan Times
More than half of Afghanistan’s population is estimated to be experiencing emergency levels of food insecurity between November 2021 and March 2022, according to an United Nations report.
Source: Helsinki Times
Afghan Chief of Education of UNICEF Jeannette Vogelaar said that the registration of teachers of public school with begin to put them in the system, reported Khaama Press citing her interview to a news agency.
This move comes against the backdrop of the blockade of money to the Taliban-led administration by the International community.
Source: Christian Science Monitor
With their hopes high a year ago that decades of war in Afghanistan would soon be over, they named their newborn daughter Peace.
Rafiullah Arman was a reporter for Afghan state TV, and enjoyed playing the traditional rubab lute for friends. His wife, Khalida, also worked as a journalist.
At a U.S. government facility in Texas where refugees relocated from Afghanistan are being processed, Afghan children twirl American flags in the desert wind and decorate the inside of their tents with the stars and stripes. Transports flow in and out the sprawling facility, airlifting Afghan evacuees whose families fled from Afghanistan. Having found refuge in the U.S., many Afghans wonder—how long can they stay?