UN is set to summon a consequential meeting to tackle the expected humanitarian crisis as the Taliban prepare to form a new government.

The US Congress is prepared to make amends for war-torn Afghanistan. As the UN has decided to debate the aid for the battle-scarred country, the US Congress has decided to finance United Nations humanitarian work in Afghanistan without involving the new Taliban-led government, according to US officials. A seminal conference is expected to be convened in Geneva on September 13.

Since the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the US has allocated $130bn for the structural, functional, security and humanitarian needs of Afghanistan. Afghanistan, before the Taliban’s victory, was predominantly an aid-dependent country. Almost 40 percent of Afghanistan’s GDP was drawn from aid and fundings from foreign.

According to Congress officials, they are prepared to aid the humanitarian needs in Afghanistan but they will not fund the Taliban’s government.

UN reports say that 18 million afghans are in a humanitarian crisis and the numbers are continuously increasing as the fighting in the north of Kabul at Panjsher Valley between the Taliban and resistance fighters continues

The story was filed by the News Desk. The Desk can be reached at info@thecorrespondent.com.pk.


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