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U.N. Dispatches Over $2.9 Billion in Cash to Afghanistan Since Taliban Takeover, Redirecting U.S. Funds

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A recent government report revealed that the United Nations has delivered over $2.9 billion in cash to Afghanistan since the Taliban took control of the country.

This influx of U.S. funds to Afghanistan raises concerns about the money falling into the hands of the extremist group. The report indicates that much of the cash ends up at the Afghan central bank, which is under Taliban control.

U.N. Dispatches Over $2.9 Billion in Cash to Afghanistan (Credits: جماران)

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction conducted the report, shedding light on how U.S. cash indirectly benefits the Taliban.

Despite concerns, U.N. officials argue that they have no choice but to deliver cash to Afghanistan due to the Taliban’s control over the country.

The U.S. State Department acknowledged the U.N.’s responsibility in managing the cash transfer program but reiterated its commitment to ensuring that U.S. assistance does not indirectly benefit the Taliban.

Lawmakers, including Rep. Michael McCaul, have criticized the flow of money to the Taliban and urged the U.S. government to take more robust measures to prevent it.

U.N. Dispatches Over $2.9 Billion in Cash to Afghanistan (Credits: تجارت نیوز)

The situation in Afghanistan remains dire, with humanitarian crises exacerbated by the Taliban’s control. Despite efforts to aid the Afghan people, concerns persist about the diversion of funds and the challenges in ensuring transparency and accountability.

The distribution of funds in Afghanistan has been a longstanding issue, reflecting broader challenges in assisting in conflict zones.

While improvements in transparency and accountability are necessary, implementing adequate controls remains challenging in Afghanistan’s complex environment.

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