Sources at the Taliban-run Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), or the central bank of Afghanistan, confirmed that weekly cash aid to Afghanistan has been suspended.
Sources told Hasht-e Subh on Monday, January 9, that the delivery of cash packages to Kabul was suspended. According to sources, cash aid has been suspended in mid-December following the Taliban’s issuance of an order banning women from working with NGOs.
Sources detailed that in the last 20 days, no cash aid consignments have reached Kabul. Despite these reports, the Central Bank of Afghanistan under the Taliban denied this news yesterday.
On Sunday, January 8, the bank said in a thread on Twitter that the suspension of international humanitarian aid to Afghanistan are not true.
Yesterday, some domestic and foreign media, citing the statements of the bank’s spokesperson, reported that America and some donor countries stopped their aid to the country in response to the ban on university education and work for women in Afghanistan.
Cash packages worth millions of dollars were delivered to Kabul on a weekly basis or several times a week and month, and this bank used to confirmed it on Twitter.
Hitherto, the exact amount of cash aids was not determined. But according to the information released by the central bank, more than $1,500,000,000 millions of cash aid has been delivered to a commercial bank.