Afghanistan is in the midst of a humanitarian and human rights disaster.

Since the fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban in August, the Afghan economy has been in a tailspin. A major liquidity crisis is causing widespread suffering among the Afghan people including severe foos insecurity.

Meanwhile, a new report from Human Rights Watch details a spate of summary executions and violence meted out by the newly installed de-facto Taliban government.

Patricia Gossman, Associate Asia Director for Human Rights Watch, explains Afghanistan’s concurrent human rights, humanitarian, and economic crises– and what the international community can do to lessen the suffering of Afghans as winter sets in.


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