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In-Cash Aid for Afghanistan Reaches USD 1.793 Billion

Afghanistan received a new batch of USD 40 million in cash humanitarian aid today, December 14, says the country’s Taliban-controlled bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB).

With the newly received batch of in-cash aid, Afghanistan has received 21 batches of USD 40 million cash and more than 30 batches of USD 32 million cash under Taliban control.

The country has received in-cash aid of more than 1 billion and 793 million (USD 1,793,000,000) in cash aid from the international community since the Taliban returned to power, according to Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB).

As per the accounts of the DAB and UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), the in-cash aid is deposited in a private commercial bank and will not be used by the Taliban.

This is not, however, clear how this in-cash aid is spent and who are the donors providing this humanitarian aid.

With the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the country’s foreign assets were frozen and the group’s de-facto regime has been denied access to these assets.