Prior to the overthrown of the government last year about 80% of its budget came external aid. However, most of this aid was suspended once the Taleban took power and financial assets (nearly $10bn) were frozen by foreign governments and institutions. But humanitarian aid did continue to flow, and some foreign governments clarified that this support would be exempt from sanctions.
As of February, about $1.6bn (£1.36bn) has been provided to Afghanistan, according the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Assistance (UNOCHA). And the US has consistently been the largest donor, followed by the European Union - although some countries in the EU, such as Germany, have provided additional funding.