The Afghan government shut down 20 foreign aid charities working in that country this week, saying the groups did not provide regular reports on their work and finances to the government, says Reuters.
Among the shuttered agencies were organizations such as Samaritan’s Purse International, Thrive, and the children’s charity Global Care. A government spokesman told Reuters that some of the organizations had requested to be dissolved because of lack of money or activity.
The groups are required to file paperwork with the government every six months, but the organizations affected had not filed for two years. The groups will be allowed to appeal the government’s decision.