By KAREN KARLAN and ANTHONY HALL article The United States has spent billions to replace the country’s aging infrastructure, as the country grapples with the effects of the pandemic.
In a report to Congress released Thursday, the U.N. agency said the Afghan National Security Forces have been upgraded to an advanced capability, while the Afghan government has also increased the number of doctors and nurses in the country.
But the United States is also spending billions of dollars on infrastructure improvements to the country, including the building of roads, bridges, tunnels and more.
The agency also said the U,S.
and NATO allies have been upgrading Afghanistan’s communications and surveillance systems.
Ns. agency also warned that the Afghan security forces have lost nearly 70% of their personnel since the start of the outbreak.
It said more than 50,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 wounded since the outbreak began in December.