What we should be shocked about is the near-silence here in the United States from Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden — arguably America’s most powerful women — I ask the former prosecutor Ms. Harris and the current professor Dr. Biden: Where are your outspoken voices on justice and education for the women and girls of Afghanistan?
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ON MIGRATION, ON HAITI | Texas: thousands of migrants, mostly Haitian, gather under border bridge in squalid makeshift camp
Thousands of mostly Haitian asylum seekers have gathered under the bridge that connects Del Rio in Texas and Mexico’s Ciudad Acuña, creating a makeshift camp with few basic services in intense heat. More than 50 Democratic lawmakers urged the Biden administration to halt deportations to Haiti.
ON AFGHANISTAN, ON DEVELOPMENT | Biometric data and the Taliban: ‘The Taliban have been given the keys to the server room.’
The Taliban have inherited databases and technology that could be used to identify people linked to previous regimes or international forces, or members of persecuted groups who have received aid.
ON DEVELOPMENT, ON AFGHANISTAN | Rethinking Humanitarianism: NGOs and counter-insurgency, The case of Afghanistan
What lessons should humanitarians take away from the past 20 years in Afghanistan? Was the role of Western aid agencies helpful or hurtful? Were they impartial or complicit?
ON AFGHANISTAN, ON DEVELOPMENT | Afghanistan needs international support. But what kind? Support Local NGOs!
In its rush to help Afghanistan, the humanitarian world risks superimposing costly, parallel systems that ignore what already exists: a functioning public health sector, Afghan NGOs waiting for support, and aid agencies that have operated amid a complex crisis for years. The West always acts like it knows better at the cost of local empowerment.
The world is moving in the wrong direction and faces “a pivotal moment” where continuing business as usual could lead to a breakdown of global order and a future of perpetual crisis.
This sums up the future of Afghanistan. 250,000 lives lost, 20 years lost, trillions spent, and the United States managed to replace the Taliban and Al Qaeda with the Taliban, Al Qaeda and Haqqani as Interior Minister.
Even before the quake, millions of Haitians needed urgent food aid, while the south was still rebuilding from a devastating 2016 hurricane.
Millions are at risk of losing access to vital services as donors suspend support for government programmes under the Taliban.