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 Enduring Sentinel" and "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.
During the reporting period, Afghanistan's economic crisis has limited access to food, healthcare, and education while driving up household debt. On June 22, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck southeastern Afghanistan, killing approximately 770 people and injuring 1,500 other, exacerbating the need for assistance among vulnerable populations in that region. While the need for humanitarian assistance increased this quarter, Taliban policies—such as the requirement that female humanitarian workers be escorted by male chaperones and Taliban involvement with the designation of aid beneficiaries—hindered the work of humanitarian implementers.