KABUL: The European Union has eased sanctions on Afghanistan to pave the ground for humanitarian assistance to the country as the concerns over rising humanitarian disaster with over half of the population are struggling with starvation.
The EU is following the UN adoption of December 22, 2021, which adopted to exempt humanitarian aid from sanctions which was enforced since the Islamic Emirate swept into power in Afghanistan.
Based on the new exemptions of the EU, some frozen Afghan assets will be used for the delivery of humanitarian assistance and other activities for providing basic needs to the vulnerable people in the country.
Last week, the UK also adopted a similar exemption to help aid organizations tackle the humanitarian crisis in the country.
This comes as Afghanistan is going through a severe economic meltdown with the country’s central banks assets remaining in freeze.