Taliban/IEA: Educating the Public on Dangers of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Patika, Saripul, Logar, Badghis, Afghanistan

In what may be one of the oddest pandemic health campaigns, the Taliban/IEA is educating Afghans on the dangers of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 through awareness meetings and other methods. By distributing masks, soaps and other protections, the group is encouraging civilians to heed the directions of health practitioners and take all necessary precautions in curbing the spread of the virus. By circulating photos of their efforts, the Taliban is attempting to position itself as the governmental authority but also as the savior of the common man. The campaign has been active in four Afghan provinces: Paktika, Saripul, Logar, and Badghis.