UN Demands $600 Million in Taxpayer Money to Help the Taliban
United Nations says it needs funds to help Taliban’s Islamic Caliphate of Afghanistan
The United Nations has called on Western countries around the world to donate $600 million in taxpayer money to help the Taliban settle in after taking over Afghanistan.
On Monday, the U.N. opened a high-level donors conference with demands for member states to help fund the terrorist group’s self-declared Islamic Caliphate of Afghanistan over the next three months.
The Taliban has promised that it will disperse the funds to Afghans most in need, the U.N. assured potential contributors.
The calls are being led by the globalist body’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a move that seemingly recognizes the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan.
The recognition from the U.N. amounts to a public relations victory for the Taliban after U.S. and NATO forces fled the 20-year war in a disastrous departure, AP reports.
"Recent developments” have increased the vulnerability of Afghans who have already been facing decades of deprivation and violence, Guterres says.
Guterres, a veteran Portuguese socialist, also stressed a severe drought is jeopardizing the upcoming harvest, and hunger has been rising, according to Breitbart.
The U.N.’s World Food Program is to be a major beneficiary of any funds collected during Monday’s conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
Along with its partners, the U.N. is seeking $606 million for the rest next three months to help 11 million people while at the same time working with the Kabul government to deliver an “inclusive” Islamic regime.
As Breitbart News reported last week, Guterres holds out hope for the U.S. and the Taliban working as one.
"We need respect for human rights, women and girls,” Guterres said.
"Terrorism must have no base in Afghanistan to launch operations in other countries and the Taliban must cooperate in the struggle against drugs."
He said Afghanistan must be governed “in peace and stability, with the rights of the people respected.”
Guterres added the Taliban wants recognition, financial support, and sanctions to be abolished as it strives to create an Islamic government.
“That gives a certain leverage to the international community,” he said, adding “an economic collapse situation which could create appalling humanitarian consequences” must be avoided.
Last Thursday, an estimated 200 foreigners, including Americans, left Afghanistan on a Qatar Airways flight out of Kabul with the permission of the Taliban — the first such large-scale departure since U.S. forces left on Aug. 30.
Many thousands of Afghans remain desperate to get out afraid of what Taliban rule might hold.
The Taliban have repeatedly said foreigners and Afghans with proper travel documents could leave.
But their assurances have been met with skepticism, and many Afghans have been unable to obtain certain paperwork.