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$2.9B sent to Afghanistan post-Taliban, US funds diverted: Report

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2024
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Afghanistan has received more than $2.9 billion in cash from the United Nations since the Taliban took over, a ProPublica investigation found, leading to the transfer of U.S. funds to the militant group.

ProPublica, citing a Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report, found the U.N. deposits funds into a private Afghan bank and distributes funds to aid organizations and nonprofit humanitarian groups affiliated with the agency. However, some funds ended up at the central bank of Afghanistan, which is controlled by the Taliban, according to the report.

According to ProPublica,...

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