Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Comply or boycott, the choices facing aid agencies in Afghanistan

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Kabul Now, 17 April 2023

The English-language affiliate of exiled Afghan online daily, Hasht-e Sobh, is reporting AAN’s recent study about dilemmata in aid delivery under the Taleban regime(s). It highlights the following findings:

The AAN report highlights how the current Taliban movement is more experienced and diplomatic than before, with a polished cohort that has gained experience through years of negotiations in Doha. (…)

The aid industry is now much larger, with the UN alone sending $40 million per week to the country, and there is far greater outside interest and scrutiny of what NGOs do. But with no real leverage or diplomatic pressure, donors and the UN have found it challenging to find unity among themselves.