The fund aims to inject liquidity into Afghan households by providing cash to Afghan workers in public works programmes and micro-enterprises.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the crisis in Afghanistan was affecting at least 18 million people, calling for immediate action to inject liquidity into Afghanistan’s economy to avert its total collapse.
The Taliban says the talks, held in Doha, Qatar “went well”, with Washington freeing up humanitarian aid to Afghanistan after agreeing not to link such assistance to formal recognition of the Taliban.
Meanwhile, the US special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, said his office will probe allegations that former Afghan President Ghani took millions of dollars with him when he left the country.
US Treasury issued two general licenses, one of which allows the US government, NGOs and certain international organizations, including the UN, to engage in transactions with the Taliban in a bid to provide aid to the war-torn country.
UN special envoy for Afghanistan warned that new authorities cannot pay salaries and voiced alarm over a storm of crises including a plunging currency, sharply rising food and fuel prices, and a lack of cash at private banks.
Taliban's main spokesman denounced an overnight US drone strike against Daesh-K militants following Thursday's suicide attack near the airport as a "clear attack on Afghan territory".
As the financial aid stopped, people are facing a daily struggle to get by with their jobs gone, banks shuttered and food prices soaring.
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