The US Treasury Department has advised international banks
to transfer money to Afghanistan without fear for humanitarian purposes.
The department said yesterday that aid agencies were allowed
to pay teachers and health care workers at Afghan government institutions
without fear of sanctions.
According to Reuters, the US Treasury Department has also
authorized transfers related to the Taliban. This license includes providing
direct assistance to the people of Afghanistan and coordinating assistance.
The Norwegian Refugee Council recently said that Western
financial restrictions imposed on Afghanistan since the Islamic Emirate came to
power prevented aid transfers to the country by aid agencies and prevented
millions from receiving emergency aid.