G20 pledges help for Afghan humanitarian crisis at special summit

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By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) -The Group of 20 major economies is determined to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, even if it means having to coordinate efforts with the Taliban, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Tuesday after hosting an emergency summit. Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan on Aug. 15, the country – already struggling with drought and severe poverty following decades of war – has seen its economy all but collapse, raising the spectre of an exodus of refugees. “There has basically been a convergence of views on the need to address the humanitarian …

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