Afghanistan withdrawal: ‘We’re sending a message that the US can’t be trusted’
21 November 2020 | 8:44 am
Former US State Department analyst Marvin Weinbaum spoke with DW about how Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan impacts Joe Biden's policymaking – and why he believes it's a risky plan.
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According to the United Nations, some 23 million people are suffering from acute hunger n Afghanistan, including 10 million children who urgently need help in order to survive. Since the start of the year, humanitarian organisations have been able to help 8.2 million people by providing food assistance, including emergency food rations and supplements for breastfeeding mothers and their infants. But this aid is dwindling fast and the situation, which has continually worsened since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021, is reaching a critical stage. Our team reports from Herat, in north-western Afghanistan.
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