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Biden to Split $7B in Frozen Afghan Assets Between 9/11 Families and Humanitarian Relief

HeadlineFeb 11, 2022

The New York Times reports President Biden is seeking to split up $7 billion in frozen U.S.-held Afghan assets between the families of 9/11 victims and humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan. The move would keep the funds out of Taliban control, in line with U.S. policy since last August’s takeover. Aid groups, including the U.N., and others have been calling on the Biden administration to release the funds in order to stem a growing economic and humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan.

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