Deccan Herald: … what this financial crisis will mean is that the Taliban may turn to drugs to fund their activities. While there can be no justification for drug peddling, it should not be forgotten that Afghanistan produces nearly 90% of the world’s illicit opium. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Many families in Mazar-e-Sharif are selling their household items to fight starvation as poverty rises in the province. Balkh residents, say they provide food for their children by selling home appliances. According to Mazar-e-Sharif residents, there are currently no more heavy clashes and explosions, but unemployment has made life difficult for them. They call
Bruce Pannier Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 23, 2021 It has been more than a month since the international community was confronted with the fact that the Taliban had seized control over almost all of Afghanistan. Some countries are still cautious or vague about their positions on the Taliban-led government. But Uzbekistan, which shares a
😑😢In one of the southern provinces of Afghanistan, people are selling their children due to poverty. Boys $228 and girls $114 https://t.co/2oB6zj93tE — Natiq Malikzada (@natiqmalikzada) September 22, 2021
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 22, 2021 The United Nations says it is releasing $45 million to help prevent Afghanistan’s battered health-care system, which the World Health Organization (WHO) said was “on the brink of collapse” following the Taliban’s takeover in mid-August. Afghanistan’s health-care system was plunged into deep crisis after the Taliban swept into
Reuters: Indian officials said on Tuesday they had seized nearly three tonnes of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated 200 billion rupees ($2.72 billion) amid the chaos following last month’s takeover of the country by the Taliban. Click here to read more (external link).
The Guardian (UK): The war in Afghanistan might be over but farmers in Kandahar’s Arghandab valley face a new enemy: drought. It has hardly rained for two years, a drought so severe that some farmers are questioning how much longer they can live off the land. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 19, 2021 A group of Afghan women staged a protest in the capital, Kabul, on September 19, to demand the right to work and study. Videos shared by local media show a group of nearly two dozen women gathering in front of what was until recently the Women’s Affairs Ministry,
Press TV September 17, 2021 The US-led coalition’s 20-year presence in Afghanistan brought nothing but economic and social devastation to the war-torn country, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. Speaking at a joint meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Friday, Putin stressed that “the weapons are
Tolo News: Some Panjshir residents said “90 percent” of locals left their homes and fled to the mountains following the clashes between the Taliban and the Resistance Front forces in the past weeks, and they face serious issues. “An economic crisis has emerged, people are struggling with economic problems,” a resident said. “From 100 percent,