Women staged a protest in the Afghan capital Kabul and called for the release of central bank assets, local media reported on Wednesday.
The protesters also called for recognition of the Islamic Emirate by the international community.
“The women staged a protest in Kabul on Wednesday and called for the release of central bank assets as well as recognition of the Islamic emirate by the international community,” Tolo News tweeted.
Some experts believe that the ownership of Afghan assets affects the Afghan people who are struggling with serious economic problems.
Ahead of the winter season, political analyst Tajar Kakar said: “Winter is coming. People are in a very bad state with many lives in tents. Children are in critical condition. The world should be thinking of people from Afghanistan.”
Earlier, Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi sent a letter to the US Congress, urging lawmakers to release Afghan assets, citing the intense economic and humanitarian crisis in the country.
In response to the letter, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West said the “Taliban letter” misinterpreted the facts about the country’s economic and humanitarian crisis.
The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating and, at the same time, the security situation has deteriorated since the Taliban took control of the country. Millions of Afghans risk starving to death this winter if urgent action is not taken, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has warned.
It is estimated that nearly 23 million people, or 55% of the Afghan population, will be in crisis or experiencing emergency levels of food insecurity by March next year.
In its latest situation report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) expressed concern about “conditional humanitarianism” or attempts to “mobilize” humanitarian aid for political ends.