Kabul receives $40 million in-cash aid for the second consecutive day
Another $40 million in cash humanitarian aid has arrived in Kabul for the second consecutive day, according to Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the country’s central bank. Since the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan in August 2021, the international community has shipped over $1 billion and 953 million in cash humanitarian assistance to the country.
The DAB and UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) have stated that the cash aid is deposited in a commercial bank in Kabul. However, the assistance provided by the international community, particularly these cash shipments, has been met with criticism from anti-Taliban figures and human rights activists. They claim that the international community is strengthening the Taliban despite the group’s increasing restrictions on human rights, particularly women’s rights.
In response to these accusations, UNAMA published a detailed explanation of how the cash shipments were spent in Afghanistan in January. The organization stated that the cash was spent in accordance with UN financial rules and that transfers of cash were essential for them and their partners to continue their work in the country.