Dozens of people took to the streets again in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday to call on the United States to lift current sanctions against the Taliban authorities and to release billions of dollars in Afghan central bank assets overseas to restore the deteriorating economy.
Protesters complained that the sanctions had made the country’s economic situation worse, protesters told the Afghan news agency Pajhwok of a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.
This demonstration comes after the December 21 demonstration when hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of the capital to the US embassy to demand the release of nearly $ 10 billion frozen dollars.
Relations between the international community and Afghanistan have not seen their best since the Taliban stormed the capital Kabul in mid-August to take control of the country after then-President Ashraf Ghani fled.
Since then, international pressure has made humanitarian aid dependent on the implementation of significant advances by the Taliban in the areas of inclusion and human rights, particularly with regard to the country’s women and girls.