Operation Freedom's Sentinel Lead Inspector General Quarterly Report to Congress October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

Overseas Contingency Operations

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."

This report also discusses the planned, ongoing, and completed oversight work conducted by the Lead IG agencies and our partner oversight agencies during the quarter. This quarter, the Lead IG agencies issued seven audit, inspection, and evaluation reports related to OFS.

During the reporting period, the financial system in Afghanistan continued to suffer, which put additional strain on individuals and humanitarian and development organizations. Widespread food shortages continued across all of Afghanistan, and USAID implementers distributed a record high amount of food assistance during the reporting period. While the end of armed conflict has improved humanitarian access, USAID implementers continue to face access restrictions related to their female staff.

Operation Freedom's Sentinel Lead Inspector General Report in Brief, October 1 2021-December 31, 2021