Afghanistan is starving and the West is partly to blame 14.08.2022

Deutsche Welle | Aug 14, 2022 at 2:00 AM
  • Samira Sayed Rahman, who works for the aid organization International Rescue Committee (IRC), told DW what she saw when she visited a hospital in the eastern province of Paktia: There were not enough doctors, not enough nurses.
  • The UN and EU have imposed sanctions against individual members of the Taliban — including members of, as the German Foreign Ministry calls it in its official terminology, “the de-facto government.”
  • When asked by DW, a spokesman from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) described the “non-functioning banking sector, which makes it difficult to get money to Afghanistan at all,” as “a major challenge in implementing the plans.”