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The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, exacerbated by the Taliban’s ineffective governance, is causing global concern

The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, exacerbated by the Taliban's ineffective governance, is causing global concern

Since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in 2021, instability has surged, plunging millions of civilians into dire circumstances. The Taliban’s emphasis on terrorism has diverted resources from addressing urgent humanitarian needs. Women, journalists, minorities, and activists are among the groups facing the harshest consequences of the Taliban’s oppressive rule. Economic challenges have intensified, with the ban on women working resulting in a staggering billion-dollar loss to Afghanistan’s economy.

More than two million Afghan children are being pushed into hazardous labor due to widespread poverty and hunger. Climate-related disasters, including droughts, earthquakes, and floods, have further strained the country’s already fragile infrastructure, displacing millions and exacerbating shortages of food and medicine.

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The banking and business sectors are in disarray, with Afghanistan’s GDP plummeting by 29% since 2021. Disability rates are climbing, with discriminatory practices against disabled individuals, particularly women, perpetuated by Taliban policies.

Despite international assistance, Afghan civilians continue to endure hardship, as the Taliban prioritizes its own interests over the welfare of the population. Calls for urgent action from the United Nations and human rights organizations have gone unanswered, leaving Afghanistan teetering on the brink of further devastation.