On The Brink of Disaster: Aid Conditionality and Crisis in Afghanistan
The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is rapidly worsening, but the plight of Afghans has largely faded from the news cycle. 22.8 million Afghans are now at risk of acute food insecurity, and the number is likely to grow unless there is immediate intervention. The country's humanitarian crisis will be further exacerbated by the onset of winter and increased logistical challenges for a response. Humanitarian organizations are ready to act but cannot carry out programming due to existing sanctions, prohibitions on financial engagement with the Taliban, and cash shortages across the country.
Please join CSIS’ Humanitarian Agenda and the Project on Prosperity and Development to discuss the dire situation in Afghanistan and uncover what more the international community must do to address major food shortages and other humanitarian needs.
This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.