The War In Afghanistan Is Over, But Its Economy Is Collapsing

by | Dec 16, 2021

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While the Washington D.C. ruling class lectures the world about morality and human rights.

They’re witnessing a sharp rise in cases of malnutrition here and across the country, with both mothers and young infants in particular unable to get enough food. The UN has warned that one million children are at risk of dying due to starvation over the coming months. International support, which propped up the previous government, was withdrawn after the Taliban takeover in August, whilst the country’s foreign reserves, totaling around $10bn, have been frozen – chiefly by the United States.”

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“There’s no space inside,” shouts a beleaguered hospital worker as he tries to push back a frantic crowd of mothers and babies hoping to receive nutrition packs.

“It’s like this every day,” he yells out to us over their heads, “it’s been like this for the last four or five months… It was bad last year too, but not like this.”

The war in Afghanistan is over, but its economy is collapsing and at this hospital, in the remote, central province of Ghor, they’re struggling to cope with the fallout.

International support, which propped up the previous government, was withdrawn after the Taliban takeover in August, whilst the country’s foreign reserves, totaling around $10bn, have been frozen – chiefly by the United States.

Afghanistan has seen unemployment and food prices soar, whilst the value of its currency is plummeting and banks have set limits on cash withdrawals.

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H/T Joshua Landis

 

About Steven Woskow

Steve Woskow is an entrepreneur and was President of Agtech Products, Inc., a research and development company specializing in animal agriculture. He has a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Science from Iowa State University. He is retired and lives with his family in Northern Nevada.
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