Under the Lead Inspector General framework, the Inspectors General for the Department of Defense, Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development conduct oversight of and report on the overseas contingency operation "Operation Freedom's Sentinel."
OFS has two complementary missions: the U.S. counterterrorism mission against al Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan (ISIS-K), and their affiliates in Afghanistan; and U.S. military participation in the NATO-led Resolute Support mission to develop the capacity of the Afghan security ministries and to train, advise, and assist the Afghan security forces.
This quarterly report describes the activities of the U.S. Government in support of OFS, as well as the work of the Department of Defense, the Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development to promote the U.S. Government's policy goals in Afghanistan during the quarter.
According to USAID, the Afghan government’s response to COVID-19 was weakened by several factors, including a general stigma around the disease preventing people from getting tested and a faltering economy making access to healthcare more expensive. USAID reported that an increasing number of poor households were expected to move into crisis levels of food insecurity, as winter stocks are exhausted and remittance flows weaken.