100 Days of Taliban Rule, Afghanistan Still Haunted by 5 Issues

100 Days of Taliban Rule, Afghanistan Still Haunted by 5 Issues

When the Taliban took control of Kabul on August 15, Western humanitarian organizations withdrew their aid. The situation pushed Afghanistan to the brink of economic collapse and starvation across the country.

Ummatimes - The United States also froze nearly $9.5 billion in assets belonging to Afghanistan's central bank and stopped sending cash into the country, causing the financial system to collapse within months. Taliban leaders have promised peace, order and amnesty in Afghanistan while ensuring women and girls will be granted certain rights. They have urged the international community to release funds.

Reported by TRT World on Wednesday (24/11), there are five main issues that gripped Afghanistan 100 days after the takeover of the Taliban. First, there is the fall in health care where thousands of health workers (nakes) have not been paid in six months. Hospitals and clinics also don't have the medicine or equipment to treat patients after the country's shortage of foreign aid.

According to WHO, as of September 17 percent of the more than 2,300 health facilities previously supported by the World Bank were fully functional, two-thirds of which ran out of essential medicines. Many don't even know that Covid-18 exists. The WHO in Afghanistan said last month that Covid-19 testing and vaccination had declined in the war-torn country since August.

Second, affect the security situation. The ISIS-K armed group has waged an insurgency with several high-profile attacks in the country. The group has carried out a series of suicide bombings, including at Kabul airport and at two Shia mosques, which have killed hundreds of people.

According to the local Afghan news network, TOLO News, seven major security incidents have occurred in the country resulting in 630 deaths and injuries. Analysts say the armed group is trying to prevent the Taliban from consolidating its grip on the country.

The third issue is the international recognition of the Taliban. The so-called Islamic Emirate by the Taliban has sought international recognition for a new government, led by Mawlawi Hebatullah Akhundzada, the group's supreme leader since their takeover.