UN warns Afghan banking system on brink of collapse

A new situation report released Monday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said Afghanistan's financial and bank payment systems are "in disarray."

The Afghan financial system is staring at a collapse within months as it reels from a worsening cash liquidity crunch and a spike in bad loans, according to the report.

"Prompt and decisive action is urgently needed, with delays in decision-making expected to increase the cost of a banking system collapse – a grim predicament," the report said.

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