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E Nrepreneur Afghan, Shoaib Barak barely to pay his employees and suppliers who, in turn, can not pay their bills: a terrible Mechanics caused by the freezing of Afghan assets abroad, which paralyzes the country's banking system.

"I feel really shameful", entrusts the one who, mainly through his construction company, recently employed 200 people across the country.

"For me, for every Afghan, it's really disgusting. I do not even have the ability to pay my team."

has the arrival of the Taliban mid-August, the United States froze nearly $ 9.5 billion of assets - equivalent to half of the country's 2020 GDP - from the Afghan Central Bank To prevent money from falling into the hands of the Islamic regime.

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, even partially released, these funds could be claimed by the victims of the attacks of 11 September 2001 in the United States and blocked by American justice.

The gel of these reserves, who would usually have been used to finance infrastructure projects or pay government bills, has been reflected in the rest of the economy: Afghan banks and, at the end of the chain, companies And citizens, have no more dollars.

"Free the reserves!", Monsieur Barak. "If you have a problem with (...) the Taliban, do not be avenged on the nation, the people."

Free fall currency

The contractor's cash crisis illustrates the problems affecting tens of thousands of Afghans.

Barak says about three million dollars (€ 2.6 million), from contracts paid in US currency with private groups or the former government.

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But as local banks limit weekly withdrawals to 5% of the balance of a professional account or $ 5,000 maximum, the contractor has several months of late invoices and nothing to pay his employees, like Ahmad Zia.

This 55-year-old engineer won 60,000 Afghanis per month - 620 euros before the currency dropped by 25% with the Taliban power outlet.

Four months later, it hard to meet the two ends and fears that his family of six people, formerly rather easy, can "eat one or twice" a day.

The impact does not stop at Employees: Ehsanullah Maroof's law firm largely depended on the monthly deposit paid by the BTP company.

"The kids went to a very good school," says Maroof, proud that his nine-year-old daughter, Rana, was first of his class.

It has today, the more the means to buy good medicines for his son epileptic, and Rana has left the school whose parents could not pay the tuition fees.

Food is missing

The vicious circle continues: The maorof family housekeeper is now unemployed.

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Main financial support of his family of seven, Gulha, 42, won 8,000 Afghanis per month. Today, she has two months of late rent and will soon miss food.

"I am 14 kilos of rice, 20-21 kilos of flour and a little oil," she detains in the apartment of a room where her neighbors also benefit from the heat of a stove. drink.

What "hold 10 days" adds. Once the food and the equivalent of two weeks of firewood exhausted, it will join its millions of compatriots dependent on help or charity.

There are still some glimmers of hope. On Wednesday, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution authorizing for one year the humanitarian aid to the Afghanistan , accompanied by mechanisms for that it does not fall into the hands of the Taliban.

But that sufficient to contain the current humanitarian disaster will ultimately depend on the "viability of the banking system", explains Hanna Luchnikava-Schorsch, economist for the Asia -Pacific at IHS Markit.

A lot of Afghan banks are "very close to collapse" and foreign institutions will probably be "terrified" to fall under the penalties despite the resolution, she adds.

For many Afghans, it's anyway already too late.

International organizations have warned that up to one million Afghan children could die this winter, reports Shoaib Barak.

"Who will be blamed in your opinion," he asks. "The United States or the Taliban?"

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© NTB / AFP L uring their first visit Europe since their return to power of the Taliban gathered around the table with Western diplomats Monday in Oslo to discuss the humanitarian crisis in the Afghanistan, the international community conditioning the resumption of its aid to respect for human rights.

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