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." 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.
Afghans continue to struggle from unmet humanitarian needs. Funding gaps in international assistance identified by the United Nations include protection assistance for more than 2.1 million children and 1 million women and girls having not received water, sanitation and hygiene supplies. These vulnerabilities were compounded by economic decline; the Taliban’s decision to ban women from working with NGOs and the United Nations, preventing or limiting access to vulnerable women and girls; and recurring natural disasters. Heavy rains across many parts of Afghanistan intensified in July, causing flash flooding and landslides that killed at least 61 people, destroyed 121 houses, and damaged at least 551 houses across 8 provinces.