24 November 2020

Afghan president calls for support but donors likely to cut aid - France 24


Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged the international community to keep supporting Afghanistan on Tuesday even as he acknowledged that donors are likely to cut aid under the strain of the coronavirus pandemic. Ghani's call came in a virtual address to a global donor conference in Geneva, with Afghanistan beset by violence between the Taliban and government forces, rampant corruption and an imminent withdrawal of US troops. "The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown us all into a state of global [...]