The World Bank has warned the ban on educating women will hurt the country’s prospects for economic growth.
Many Afghan refugees are in the U.S. as parolees, without a clear path to citizenship. Their parole is set to expire within months.
The World Bank estimates the costs of not educating girls through high school is between $15 and $30 trillion dollars in lost lifetime productivity and earnings. But the costs go beyond the financial.
Trump Administration-era cuts scaled back refugee programs, but the resettlement of 88,000 Afghans prompted them to ramp up and expand.
About $7 billion in Afghan Central Bank assets remain frozen in the U.S. Could those funds be used to relieve the country's humanitarian crisis?
Afghanistan was on the precipice of a humanitarian disaster, and it fell off that precipice, said Madiha Afzal at the Brookings Institution.
The informal network of exchangers are making money available in ways banks can't, says Cambridge research fellow Nafay Choudhury.
Homa Sorouri spent years working with international aid organizations in Afghanistan. It's "dreadful," she said, to see the work they did disappear.
Journalist and book author Guillaume Pitron explains the barriers to getting those minerals out of the ground and putting them to use.
Afghanistan's economy needs the help of regional forces and countries, economist Asad Ejaz Butt says.