Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on U.S. Support for the People of Afghanistan

Via Teleconference (February 25, 2022) 3:07 P.M. EST MODERATOR:  Good afternoon, everyone.  And again, thank you for joining us for today’s background call on U.S. support for the people of Afghanistan. Today’s briefing is on background and attributable to “senior administration officials.”  The briefing is embargoed until its conclusion. For your awareness only and for…

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on U.S. Support for the People of Afghanistan

Via Teleconference 9:06 A.M. EST      MODERATOR:  Thanks, everyone, for joining.  So, today we’re doing a background press call on the U.S.’s support for the people of Afghanistan.  This call is on background, attributable to “senior administration officials.”  And the contents of this call are embargoed until the end of the call. For your awareness…

FACT SHEET: Executive Order to Preserve Certain Afghanistan Central Bank Assets for the People of Afghanistan

As part of our ongoing work to address the humanitarian and economic crisis in Afghanistan, President Biden signed an Executive Order (E.O.) to help enable certain U.S.-based assets belonging to Afghanistan’s central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (“DAB”), to be used to benefit the Afghan people. The E.O. will block property of DAB held in the…

Letter to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate on Protecting Certain Property of Da Afghanistan Bank for the Benefit of the People of Afghanistan

Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Madam President:) Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby report that I have issued an Executive Order declaring a national emergency with respect to the widespread humanitarian crisis in…

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on the United States Providing Additional Humanitarian Assistance to the People of Afghanistan

The United States is announcing a new contribution of more than $308 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan. This brings total U.S. humanitarian aid in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $782 million since October 2021, and we remain the single largest donor of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.…

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on the United States Providing Humanitarian Assistance to the People Affected by the Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

The United States is providing nearly $144 million in new humanitarian assistance to the people affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. This brings total U.S. humanitarian aid in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $474 million in 2021, the largest amount of assistance from any nation. This assistance will flow…

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Further U.S. Citizen Departures from Afghanistan

Today the United States government facilitated the additional departures of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents both on a chartered Qatar Airways flight from Kabul and via overland passage to a neighboring country. The Qatar Airways flight held 19 U.S. citizens and the party traveling overland included two U.S. citizens and 11 lawful permanent residents.…

Remarks by President Biden on the End of the War in Afghanistan

State Dining Room 3:28 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Last night in Kabul, the United States ended 20 years of war in Afghanistan — the longest war in American history.  We completed one of the biggest airlifts in history, with more than 120,000 people evacuated to safety.  That number is more than double what most experts…

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the President and Vice President’s Meeting with Their National Security Team on Afghanistan

The President met this morning in the Situation Room with his national security team, including our commanders and diplomats in the field. The Vice President joined by secure video teleconference. They advised the President and Vice President that another terror attack in Kabul is likely, but that they are taking maximum force protection measures at…

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