Tens of thousands of mothers in Afghanistan may not be able to get their children to school in 2022, because their children will starve to death in the most severe crisis, after the US government’s decision to freeze $9.5 billion of Afghanistan’s reserves, which are deposited in American banks.
Monitordeoriente said, in an extensive report, that what the United States of America has done is a painful reality, through which the Afghan economy will get out of control, and the official banking system will collapse due to the lack of sufficient liquidity in the country’s coffers.
Even basic services will be paralyzed by the lack of money to pay wages or buy food.
The site indicated that Washington’s decision to launch a new cruel war on Afghanistan would harm thousands of innocent Prime Time Zone in the region.
Don’t blame the Taliban
Although Western analysts from the right wing, and the chatty and ignorant Western classes will blame the Taliban for this tragic situation, we have no doubt that this act bears all the hallmarks of hatred and vengeance. According to the site.
Read also: Ashraf Ghani’s photo with an Emirati official before his escape from Afghanistan raises controversy (witness)
This deliberate revenge directly targets the Afghan community in the rural areas, because they are first non-combatants, and they did not resist the Taliban movement, which made its management relatively easy, as the Taliban took control of the country. Moreover, the movement’s rapid advance and victory in August could not have been achieved without the will of ordinary Afghans, coupled with the frustrated surrender of the Afghan National Army, trained by the United States and NATO, according to a translation of Watan newspaper.
US sanctions on Palestine
The US has never looked favorably upon the humiliation war waged by the opposition abroad. It is reported that the punishment it imposed on the Palestinians, after the 2006 democratic elections, consisted of harsh sanctions and international isolation.
The United States was incensed when it saw Hamas sweep a convincing victory over the secular Fatah movement in the Palestinian parliamentary elections.
Accordingly, the American retaliation was swift, scandalous, and brutal. The George W. Bush administration expected that Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah would win, but when Hamas won, it tried to nullify the results and obstruct the unity government.
Even US plans to overthrow Hamas and attempt to ignite a civil war were seen as having only led to Hamas’ political and security control of Gaza.
After fifteen years and three Israeli wars, Palestinians in Gaza continue to live under a harsh blockade and sanctions imposed by the United States, which have destroyed the economy, shattered livelihoods and created a humanitarian crisis for the strip’s two million residents.
Afghanistan and the retaliatory policy of the United States
This policy does not bode well for ordinary Afghans, who are praying for the United States to lift its harsh sanctions and rescind the asset freeze at the last minute.
Read also: Many countries are moving their embassies from Afghanistan to Doha and a permanent office for Washington
But based on recent statements by Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, who visited Afghanistan, the signs are not very good.
“For now, we have to race against time to save lives before the harsh winter arrives,” he stressed.
“The Afghan economy is completely out of control, not to mention that the formal banking system could collapse at any moment due to a lack of liquidity,” Egeland explained.
“I spoke with families, who told me that they live on tea and small pieces of stale bread,” he said. If the economy collapses further, Afghanistan will cease to provide basic services and humanitarian needs will rise dramatically. In addition, addressing the liquidity crisis is critical, as relief organizations seek to expand their reach to meet urgent humanitarian needs.”
The reality in Afghanistan requires hundreds of thousands of displaced Afghans to live in dire need of shelter, warm clothes and food with the onset of the winter season.
Egeland admitted that the situation was so bad that one in three Afghans did not know where to get their next meal. He also noted that NRC staff find it difficult to get cash to buy food or access their savings in the bank.
He stressed, “We were unable to pay the employees’ salaries, in full, because it was impossible to deliver the money to the country safely. Imagine that this crisis situation also affected all entrepreneurs in the country.”
“My friends who live in the Afghan capital, Kabul, told me similar stories. One of them queued for only six hours until the ATM ran out before reaching it. Another queued from early morning until dark before he could withdraw some cash, and even then, he could only get some money, which probably wouldn’t suffice him properly.
In a related context, UN member states should act quickly and negotiate a deal to stabilize the economy, fund public services sufficient to pay government employees’ salaries, and establish UN trust funds for humanitarian organizations to operate on a temporary basis.
Major cities in Afghanistan will overcome the crisis
While the privileged elite in Afghanistan’s major cities will undoubtedly weather this latest crisis, there is great concern for the 18 million Afghans who already depend on humanitarian aid for their survival. Concerns are also growing about the internally displaced, who number around 3.5 million (including 664,000 IDPs, who have fled their homes during the fighting since January).
According to the latest telephone surveys, conducted by the World Food Program, one in three Afghans is already suffering from acute hunger. Not to mention that more than 93 percent of households were unable to reach enough meals during the day in the past week.
Read also: Report: What do the Gulf states (Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia) think after withdrawing from Afghanistan!?
Unfortunately, this crisis seems to have escaped most of the Western media, which continues to report on the Taliban’s decisions to wear headscarves in Kabul universities and to separate men and women. In Helmand, the Taliban appears to have banned barbers from cutting beards. One may now ask, is this really a priority news, for a media outlet like the BBC? Or is this what the right-wing agenda insists on broadcasting on national radio stations?
In fact, the voices of the rural masses, which represent 70 percent of Afghans, are not being heard because they are not heard. If the Americans and other UN countries continue to punish them in this way, they will be silenced forever.
Then the dead will not be able to ask for help. The United States is waging an unjust and unjust war, affecting first and foremost the innocent Afghan population.
Follow our YouTube channel to see all the new
Click here and hit the subscribe button
Follow us via Google news