US gives global banks the OK to transfer aid funds to Afghanistan


Teachers and other workers cab be paid now by aid groups at state-run agencies without fear of breaching sanctions on the Taliban.

International banks can transfer money to Afghanistan for humanitarian reasons, and aid groups are allowed to pay teachers and healthcare workers at state-run institutions without fear of breaching sanctions on the Taliban, as US announced.

The US Treasury signalled green light that banks can process transactions related to humanitarian operations “including clearing, settlement, and transfers through, to, or otherwise involving privately owned and state-owned Afghan depository institutions”.

It also block out permitted transactions involving the Taliban, which includes the also blacklisted Haqqani Network. .

It also said signalled that groups are allowed to ship cash to Afghanistan for humanitarian operations and can make direct payments to healthcare workers and teachers in public hospitals and schools.


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