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US Provides $15mn in Aid to Afghanistan to Fight COVID-19

The US government has pledged $15 million in aid to help combat COVID-19 in Afghanistan, according to a statement issued by the US embassy in Kabul. The statement adds that $5 million of the aid will go toward health and

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US Enacts $2 Trillion Relief Bill To Address Economic Crisis Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic

President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion relief bill, believed to be the largest in the history of the US, as the nation is facing a dramatic economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The stimulus package includes direct payments

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Afghani Value Falls Against Dollar As US Slashes $1bn in Aid

Afghani currency takes a dip against US dollar following the US government’s decision to slash $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan. The announcement was made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on his unannounced trip to Kabul, where he

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Alibaba To Donate Emergency Supplies to Afghanistan & Other South Asian Countries

Chinese renowned company Alibaba will be donating emergency supplies to Afghanistan and nine other south Asian countries. Founder of Alibaba and one of Asia’s richest man, Jack Ma, has tweeted: “Go Asia! We will donate emergency supplies (1.8 million masks,

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Over 9000 Tons of Food Supplies Imported to Afghanistan Through Railroads

The Afghan government announced on Tuesday that 9,014 tons of food supplies have been imported to the country via railroads. This comes as coronavirus sends food prices soaring in major cities in Afghanistan.   According to statement from the railroads

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Afghan Government Provides 50,000 Testing Kits For Coronavirus

The Afghan Ministry of Public Health has prepared to provide 50,000 testing for the coronavirus as the number of reported cases is on the rise in the country. The government has also allocated $25 million for the Public Health Ministry

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Isolation Ward For Coronavirus Patients Opens in Nangarhar

A 100-bed treatment center for isolation and treatment of COVID-19 has been inaugurated in Jalalabad, Nangarhar. Nagarhar Governor Shah Mahmood Miakhel and Deputy Head of Public Health Services Provision, Feda Mohammad Paikaan, inaugurated the center on Thursday. “We’ve taken necessary

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Japan Supports Disaster Risk Mitigation Infrastructure and Irrigation System in Afghanistan

IOM Afghanistan, in partnership with the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), today signed an agreement with the Government of Japan launching the project, “ENHANCING DISASTER PREVENTION BY IMPROVING IRRIGATION AND WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL,” with a total

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Japan Funds A New Demining Project In Balkh, Afghanistan

A new demining project worth $508,944 will soon be implemented in four districts of Balkh Province. An agreement to that effect was signed between Takahashi Yoshiaki, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Japan to Afghanistan, and

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Ghani-in-Chief – What the Roadmap for the Next Five Years Should Look

President Ghani’s first term in the office can at best be described turmoiled domestically and internationally: the constant bickering with Pakistan over the latter’s covertsupport of the Taliban; the outcast of his current NSA bythe U.S.; the struggle with the extraconstitutional Chief Executive’s Office; the dilemma of peace accord with the Taliban at the

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