US President Joe Biden has more than doubled the amount of funds allocated to helping Afghans, whose lives have become endangered as a result of the 20-year-long war in Afghanistan as the US and NATO are leaving the country. Previously, the funds were topped at $46 million, but now the limit has been upped to $100 million.
In addition to this, $200 more million will be directed to “services and articles from the inventories of US government agencies” used for the same purpose of helping the Afghans at risk.
Urgent Evacuation as Taliban Seizes Over 80% of Afghanistan
The increase in Washington’s spending on Afghans willing to leave the country comes as the Taliban is rapidly expanding its control over Afghanistan threatening the lives of those who used to help NATO and US forces. The movement has managed to secure 95% of the country’s borders and over 80% of the overall territory since the US started the withdrawal, which is approaching completion.
The Taliban still has no control over provincial centres and has been largely taking control over small towns and villages, most of which were abandoned by the Afghan National Army without a fight. At the same time, the country has seen a spike in violence recently, as the Taliban has intensified its attacks against…