Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, ample attention has been paid to the value and demand for frontline healthcare workers such as doctors, nurses, respiratory technicians, and care aides. However, as the nation enters into its seventh month dealing with Covid-19, other forms of healthcare services are seeing upticks in demand. The trauma and […]
ON AFGHANISTAN, ON DEVELOPMENT | Afghanistan: ‘38 million people are suffering because a few hundred are in power’
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.