U.S. Sanctions Could Starve Millions of Afghans. Will Congress Act?

Designed to punish the Taliban, a U.S. freeze on Afghan assets and aid has inflicted food shortages on the country's people instead.

The Intercept’s Lee Fang asked U.S. senators if they’ll intervene to pressure the Biden administration to free up $9 billion in Afghan government funds and another $1 billion in humanitarian aid from the World Bank in order to prevent a starvation crisis that could ravage Afghanistan’s people this winter.

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