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WHAT'S NEXT?: Due to a deteriorating global economic outlook, more than 130 out of 189 countries will experience reduced income growth, with the average global GDP growth rate falling from 4.1 percent to 3.1 percent between 2011 and 2030. Almost all of the countries with large numbers remaining in extreme poverty in 2030 will be in sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia.

  • [New] Climate change is a serious threat to our planet and people from all walks of life and is a major concern for communities already vulnerable due to social inequalities. Eliot Smith Dance
  • [New] Repurposing the subsidies to beneficial activities could be a game changer and help to end poverty, eradicate hunger, improve nutrition, reduce global heating and restore nature. The Guardian
  • [New] Once relief materials reach that country, the world will naturally expect a non-discriminatory distribution of humanitarian assistance across all sections of the Afghan society. Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  • [New] There are concerns that instability and upended humanitarian efforts, compounded by an ongoing drought, could further endanger lives and plunge Afghanistan toward famine. The Diplomat
  • [New] Cervical cancer could be virtually eliminated in the United States by 2030 in communities with low poverty rates, but not until 2044 in communities with high poverty rates. HealthITAnalytics
  • [New] The crisis in Afghanistan could test China's relationships with Russia and Pakistan, as all three countries jockey for influence with the Taliban and struggle to deal with a collapsed state and attendant humanitarian crisis in their neighborhood. Foreign Affairs Magazine
  • [New] Afghanistan is already on the brink of universal poverty, and only its richest citizens will be able to afford health care. The New York Times
  • [New] The health care system in Afghanistan is teetering on the edge of collapse, endangering the lives of millions and compounding a deepening humanitarian crisis. The New York Times
  • [New] Quality learning opportunities must be deployed by governments, cross-sector industry leaders, and local communities alike to encourage learning experiences that adapt to today's world, drive income generation, prevent worsening inequality, and provide a prosperous future for all. MIT SOLVE
  • [New] Humanitarian parole is temporary - for two years - during which time the Afghans will need to adjust their status; some may be able to legalize their status through family reunification or other immigration processes. Brookings
  • [New] U.S. resettlement agencies have been warned to expect arrivals of 75,000 Afghans, almost all under humanitarian parole in the next few weeks. Brookings
  • [New] The United States and Pakistan have a shared interest in stability in Afghanistan and limiting future Taliban excesses, and Pakistan might cooperate in leveraging its influence with the Taliban government to deliver humanitarian assistance to displaced Afghans. War on the Rocks
  • [New] Afghanistan is teetering on the brink of universal poverty that could become a reality in the middle of 2022 unless urgent efforts are made to bolster local communities and their economies. The Irish Times
  • [New] The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is rapidly becoming dire because of shortage of food and medical supplies and it is feared that a crisis could unfold. News World 2021
  • [New] The EU will continue to coordinate with international partners, in particular the UN and its agencies to ensure that humanitarian aid can reach the vulnerable populations in Afghanistan and in neighbouring countries. StateWatch News
  • [New] The absolute disparity in cervical cancer rates is expected to decrease from an estimated 2.5 excess cases per 100,000 women in high-poverty areas in 2006 to an excess 1.0 case per 100,000 women in high-poverty areas in 2070. Medical Xpress
  • [New] There will still be a need for military capabilities against terrorists, but the United States and its allies should seek to improve civilian security to the level where ISIS and al-Qaeda can be addressed without oppressive measures and without international military forces. Atlantic Council
  • [New] Exemptions from sanctions typically include purely humanitarian assistance (such as food and life-saving medical supplies), but for Afghanistan the relief will need to be broader. United States Institute of Peace
  • [New] As plans gear up in nearby countries, many are warning of a humanitarian catastrophe within Afghanistan - which may well push people to leave their homes after all. The New Humanitarian
  • Qatar has flown humanitarian aid into Kabul and says it will operate daily aid flights to Afghanistan over the next few days, providing much-needed supplies following a hiatus in much Western aid due to the Taliban's takeover last month. Al Jazeera
  • Qatar hopes to see the establishment of humanitarian aid corridors at Afghan airports within 48 hours. The Guardian

Last updated: 17 September 2021


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