The United Nations announced on Monday it has collected $1 billion in pledges for humanitarian relief in Afghanistan, a sum far greater than the $600 million it originally sought. The United States chipped in $64 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Taliban, meanwhile, continues to gleefully parade the $64 billion in military hardware it seized from the U.S. and Afghan military during President Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal.
The Taliban’s army, on parade. Been seeing a lot of these videos. Oddly enough, the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP or ISIS-K) just doesn’t seem to be able to sneak a suicide bomber into one of these parades or any other Taliban event. pic.twitter.com/d2Fwkj3YXP
— Bill Roggio (@billroggio) September 12, 2021
“One in three Afghans do not know where their next meal will come from. The poverty rate is spiraling, and basic public services are close