Central Bank: Over $760M in Cash Aid Has Reached Afghanistan

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Central Bank officials said the money that the world donated to Afghanistan is beneficial in maintaining the value of the Afghan currency.

Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank of Afghanistan) says that more than $ 760 million has been delivered to Afghanistan so far from the international community.

Central Bank officials said the money that the world donated to Afghanistan is beneficial in maintaining the value of the Afghan currency.

“In total, $761,600,000 has been delivered. This aid preserves the value of the Afghani,” said Saber Momand, spokesman for the Central Bank of Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Economy, called on the international community to provide humanitarian assistance in coordination with the institutions of the Islamic Emirate.

“Humanitarian aid provided through the United Nations should be done in coordination with ministries and government departments so that aid reaches the vulnerable families in a transparent manner and with accountability and reporting,” said Abdul Rahman Habib, spokesman for the Ministry of Economy.

One of the reasons for the internationally-provided cash aid to Afghanistan is to prevent widespread poverty and food shortages. But Afghans say the aid is not being distributed in a fair way.

Seventy-year-old Mirajan is the father of a family of six who spends his days with his cart on the streets of Kabul trying to find a piece of bread for his family. He complains about the lack of humanitarian aid.

“Donations come but they do not give it to us. There are representatives of the people in our area who say that if you share fifty percent of the aid with us, I will put your name on the list. If you do not, I will not take your name,” said Mirajan, the worker.

After the fall of the previous government, with the freezing of Afghanistan’s assets by the United States, the international community pledged millions of dollars to prevent economic collapse in Afghanistan.

The UN Secretary-General has warned of a liquidity crisis in Afghanistan and stressed that the UN is working with the US Treasury Department and the Bank of Afghanistan to release frozen assets in Afghanistan.

Central Bank: Over $760M in Cash Aid Has Reached Afghanistan