The richest countries committed on Tuesday to donate more than a billion euros to prevent the suffering of millions of Afghanose winter winter at their borders. For the most critical observers, that was little more than a remission of the sin of the chaotic withdrawal of the country that facilitated the arrival of the Taliban to power. One of the biggest challenges, not yet clarified, is how donors will avoid that money does not come to those who do not need it, and end up feeding Taliban machinery.
That is, it does not happen what happened under the previous administration, and that ended up bellying its image in such a way that the Taliban won supports among the most humble population, with an anti-corruption speech. Now, according to the Reuters agency, a plan is being developed to deliver money in hand to Afghans. This, according to the agency, would consist of moving tickets to distribute by the banks of Afghanistan, and thus allow direct donations of up to $ 200.
Under this scheme, donor countries propose to create a "humanitarian fund", which would serve to pay salaries of officials and maintain open schools, as explained to Reuters of several countries. Everything less allow money to go through the hands of the Taliban, who have not pronounced on these intentions, that Western diplomats come as a way to avoid confronting fundamentalists as they avoid suffering from the consequences of a ruined Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, there are Afghans that die from attacking an increasingly violent Islamic State, others who die of fear of the possibility of being repressed by their work under the previous government and others that die of hunger. Now there are 18 million people in the country, almost half of the population, severely affected by the last events. "Without food, without work, without your rights protected, we will see more Afghans to leave their homes in search of a better life," the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, hours before the beginning of the extraordinary summit of the G20.
With the threat continuously in the mouth of a new humanitarian refugee crisis, Guterres spoke of a "career atreloj" to alleviate the effects of Afghan disaster. It was the cognition of him for Western countries, with the experience of the Syrian crisis and the persistent entry of irregular immigrants in the EU, taken letters in the matter. The meeting was by videoconference, sponsored by the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi as a rotary president of the G20, Brussels.
The Chief of the European Commission, Ursula von der Limen, announced a 700 million euro aid package that, together with another previously announced, completed 1,200 million euros in "direct support". According to Von Der Limen a Party would go to neighboring countries and another would be channeled through international organizations on the ground for the population, not through the Afghan government Taliban. The objective of the donation, she emphasized her, is "avoiding a great humanitarian and socioeconomic collapse."
Donations put on the table the great ethical problem, for some countries, to deal with a government on the verge of the humanitarian crisis and willing to have ties with the world, but reluctant to modify its draconian standards. António Guterres, who stressed that "if we do nothing and help the Afghans", the world "will pay a great price," was recognized "particularly alarmed by seeing that the promises made by the Taliban to women and Afghan girls do not know They are fulfilling".Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 08:48