The uncertain future for humanitarian aid workers in Afghanistan

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Most of the humanitarian aid organisations until now active in Afghanistan say they want to continue with their missions following the Taliban takeover of the country. But that prospect faces major challenges, notably due to the volatile security situation, the uncertainty over the Taliban’s future policy towards them, and the collapse of Afghanistan’s banking system. Justine Brabant reports.

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With the final withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan due to be completed on August 31st, a very uncertain future looms for UN relief agencies and humanitarian NGOs implanted in the country now under Taliban control.