U.S. To Provide Afghanistan With Financial Aid, COVID Vaccines

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The Facts

  • The U.S. has agreed to provide Afghanistan with $308 million in aid and one million COVID-19 vaccines through humanitarian groups.

  • Afghanistan has been on the brink of a humanitarian crisis since the Taliban takeover last summer.

The Spin

Pro-establishment narrative

This is the best way to support the Afghan people without endorsing the Taliban regime by lifting the sanctions.

Establishment-critical narrative

The money pales in comparison to the Afghan central bank's $10 billion worth of assets controversially frozen in foreign banks by sanctions, which must be lifted to really help the Afghan people.

Establishment split



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