ON AFGHANISTAN | Afghan Peace Marchers Take Cease-Fire Plea Directly to Taliban

June 3, 2019

About three dozen activists are heading toward Taliban-controlled territory in southern Afghanistan to ask for a halt to the country’s violence.

Source: Afghan Peace Marchers Take Cease-Fire Plea Directly to Taliban

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A year after the Taliban took power, humanitarian needs are rising even as foreign aid has dried up.

During the former Islamic Republic, foreign aid grants funded 75 percent of public spending. Since the Taliban takeover in August 2021, the United States has provided $775 million in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, but the UN says at least $4.4 billion is needed to address the emergency needs of more than 24 million Afghans – 60 percent of the population.

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