Skip to comments.UN Security Council adopts resolution to ease flow of aid to Afghanistan
Posted on 12/22/2021 10:59:19 AM PST by elpadre
The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a US-proposed resolution to help humanitarian aid reach desperate Afghans, while seeking to keep funds out of Taliban hands. Advertising
The resolution – a first step by the UN after months of wrangling over how to avert a humanitarian catastrophe amid economic meltdown in Afghanistan – was welcomed by the Islamists as a "good step."
Since the Taliban swept back to power in August, billions of dollars in aid and assets have been frozen by the West in what the UN has described as an "unprecedented fiscal shock" to the aid-dependent Afghan economy.
For months now, observers have been warning that millions face a choice between starvation or migration during a combined food, fuel and cash crisis throughout the bitter winter.
The Security Council resolution allows aid to flow into the country for one year without violating international sanctions aimed at isolating the Taliban, whose regime is not recognized by the international community.
"We appreciate it (as) it can help Afghanistan's economic situation," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said, adding he hoped the international community would also "speed up" removal of crippling economic and banking sanctions imposed on entities linked to the group.
But the aid is "not a blank check for any organization to disregard its international obligations," US deputy UN ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis said, referring to the Taliban.
(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...
“..On Wednesday, Russia called for the West to unfreeze Afghan assets.
The World Bank announced on December 10 that it would provide $280 million in humanitarian aid to UNICEF and the World Food Programme by the end of December, to be distributed in Afghanistan...”
Here we go
Did we give aid and support to the Viet Cong after we lost?
Isn’t it UNICEF that has the reputation for corruption and failing to get aid to where its supposed to go?
Most likely via trade with Red China.
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