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Attacks on Education Institutions in Kabul

Ned Price, Department Spokesperson The United States joins the international community in expressing outrage in response to today’s heinous attacks on the Mumtaz Education Center and the Abdul Rahim Shahid school in Kabul, Afghanistan. We offer sincere condolences to the families and other loved ones of those killed in these cowardly acts. The perpetrators must ... Read More»

United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Afghanistan

Ned Price, Department Spokesperson During today’s High-Level Pledging Event on Supporting the Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan, the United States announced we are providing nearly $204 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Afghanistan, bringing the total amount to more than $720 million since August 2021. This new funding includes nearly $134 million ... Read More»

Media Access and Fundamental Freedoms in Afghanistan

Ned Price, Department Spokesperson The United States and the international community are paying close attention to the Taliban’s actions inside Afghanistan, and it is with alarm and deep concern we learned of the Taliban’s decision to stifle the Afghan people’s access to independent, objective, international media sources. Media outlets such as the Voice of America, ... Read More»

Women and Girls’ Education in Afghanistan

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Education is a human right, and the United States rejects the Taliban’s excuses for reversing their commitment to the people of Afghanistan that all Afghans would be able to return to school at all levels today. As many girls and women were returning to secondary classrooms across the country, ... Read More»