Afghanistan’s Economic and Humanitarian Crises Turn Dire

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Pledged aid is critical to reducing starvation but will not be enough to offset the economic shock facing the country.

Two months after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the country is grappling with twin economic and humanitarian crises the response to which has been complicated by international aid cutoffs, the freezing of Afghanistan's foreign exchange reserves and sanctions on the militants. USIP's William Byrd discusses the implications of these crises and the challenges to alleviating them.

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