Famine, economic recovery in Afghanistan: biggest challenge for the ruling Taliban

(PTI) Kabul, DTE

Today is a historic day for the Taliban after 60 years in Afghanistan. US-led NATO forces have said goodbye. Wednesday was the first day of Taliban rule in Afghanistan. However, the biggest challenge for the Taliban-ruled Taliban is to eradicate hunger and economic misery in the country. The United States, on the other hand, has warned the Taliban that it will continue to conduct drone strikes in Afghanistan if necessary.

The Taliban are celebrating the departure of American troops. But for them this celebration is not going to last long. The departure of US and NATO forces comes at a time when Afghanistan is facing starvation. A UN official has warned that there could be a “severe famine” in Afghanistan later this month. Given the situation Afghanistan is going through, there could be a severe food shortage.

Local humanitarian coordinator Ramiz Alkabarov said one-third of the country’s population is facing food insecurity. Situation in Rome According to the World Food Program, 18 million people face starvation in a country of 25 million people. Afghanistan is facing its second drought in three years. Three million children in Afghanistan are malnourished. The Taliban captured almost the entire country at gunpoint just before American troops left. As a result, many countries including the United States and Europe cut economic aid to Afghanistan.

For the Taliban, apart from the problem of food for the countrymen, there is also the problem of salaries of government employees. Government employees have not been paid salaries for many months. With the arrival of the Taliban, the country’s currency has also reached a very low level. Bank ATMs are also empty. Lifting the country out of hunger and economic poverty will be the biggest challenge for the Taliban to rule.

Meanwhile, in a national address after US troops left, US President Joe Biden warned the Taliban that the United States would continue to conduct drone strikes in Afghanistan if necessary. US President Joe Biden warned IS-Khorasan of the attack on Kabul airport, saying “our retaliation is not over.” Defending his decision to leave Afghanistan, Biden said it was in the best interest of the American people. He said that America will no longer build a military base in any country. There are still 100 to 200 Americans in Afghanistan. The August 31 deadline was for US troops. There is no time limit for US citizens. We will help them out whenever they want. The Pentagon’s press secretary, John Kirby, said that despite the absence of US troops in Afghanistan, they would continue to conduct drone strikes on Islamic State – Khorasan and Afghanistan if necessary.

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