The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced three aid packages worth $150 million for Afghanistan.
USAID said in a statement that the $80 million will go to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to improve food security and nutrition for acutely food insecure Afghans, including support for small-scale food producers, women, family farmers, herders, and fishers.
Moreover, $30 million has been allocated to UN Women to support gender equality and women’s empowerment in Afghanistan, and another $40 million in aid to UNICEF will provide hundreds of thousands of poor Afghans with cash assistance to keep their children in school.
Previously, US special envoy to Afghanistan Thomas West said in an interview with an Uzbek TV channel that Washington has provided nearly one billion dollars in aid to the Asian country since the collapse of the previous government, according to the Afghan Tolo News channel.
The Taliban (subject to UN sanctions due to terrorist activities) seized power in Afghanistan on August 15, 2021, coinciding with the withdrawal of US and NATO forces from the country.
The Taliban formed an interim government to run the affairs of Afghanistan after the disintegration of the previous government led to President Ashraf Ghani, who left the country before the arrival of the movement to Kabul, without much resistance.
The countries of the world did not recognize the government formed by the Taliban so far, as long as it fulfills several conditions, foremost of which is guaranteeing freedoms and respecting the rights of women and minorities, and that the Afghan lands not become a springboard for terrorist acts.