A Swedish minister warned today, Saturday, that Afghanistan is heading towards collapse at a faster rate than expected.
“Reuters”, a news agency quoted the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation, Peter Erikson, as saying that Afghanistan is heading towards an economic collapse that threatens to plunge the country into a new political and humanitarian crisis.
It is noteworthy that the “Taliban” entered the Afghan capital on August 15, and quickly took control of Kabul, which was a center for Western forces and most of their collaborators.
US forces completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan on August 31, ending America’s longest war 20 years after invading Afghanistan to topple the Taliban regime in 2001.
The “Taliban” announced the formation of an interim caretaker government in Afghanistan headed by Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund, and the country was declared an “Islamic emirate”.
On the other hand, US President Joe Biden agreed to allocate $976.1 million to help Afghan refugees who recently fled their country and were transferred to the territory of the United States.
This came in a document that Biden sent yesterday, Friday, to his Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken.
Similar documents were issued by the White House at the end of July ($100 million) and the end of August ($500 million).
The United States of America (USA) has evacuated at least 65,000 Afghans, according to figures provided by the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.
The White House said earlier that it expected to resettle up to 95,000 Afghans in the United States, most of whom had arrived by the end of September.