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Reuters exclusively reports cash airlifts planned to bypass Taliban and help Afghans

Reuters exclusively reported that as desperate Afghan’s resort to selling their belongings to buy food, international officials are preparing to fly in cash for the needy while avoiding financing the Taliban government. Planning for the cash airlifts is going ahead against the background of a rapidly collapsing economy where money is short, although diplomats are still debating whether Western powers can demand that the Taliban make concessions in return, according to internal policy documents seen by Reuters. The emergency funding, aimed at averting a humanitarian crisis in the face of drought and political upheaval, could see U.S. dollar bills flown into Kabul for distribution via banks in payments of less than $200 directly to the poor – with the Taliban’s blessing but without their involvement.

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Topics of Interest: Business & Finance
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Equities
Regions: Middle East
Countries: Afghanistan
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story
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