Top UN officials discuss the Taliban prohibition on female relief workers in Afghanistan.
The world’s largest assistance organisation now runs the risk of neglecting those who most need it in a nation where women are prohibited from attending secondary and university level education as well as many workplaces.
And the cruellest part of winter, when famine and frostbite are at the door, is when it’s happening.
The highest-ranking UN delegation to visit Afghanistan since the Taliban took over
Ramiz Alakbarov, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan, emphasises the all-too-obvious
Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi was the first representative of the Taliban to meet with the foreign delegation in Kabul.
His spokesman stated on social media that the minister hoped the delegation would
Millions of households are battling to survive the night because electricity is intermittent or nonexistent. Hardscrabble existence in one of the poorest nations in the world has always been tough, but not to this extent.
The frantic cry of aid organisations scrambling to comply with the latest Taliban government order barring Afghan female aid workers is, “We cannot deliver humanitarian help in Afghanistan without the involvement of half the society.
Some humanitarian organisations have temporarily ceased activities. The decision is the most recent in a slew of decisions
Since returning to power, the Taliban have consistently pushed women out of public life in spite of earlier vows.
On this most recent ban, some progress has been made.
Some Taliban officials are aware of the seriousness of these new regulations.
The Health Ministry has finally made it clear that women can work in the healthcare industry, where the need for female doctors and nurses is critical. That led to the restart of certain crucial health programmes.
While the majority of our programmes are still on hold, Save the Children said in a statement this week.
The International Rescue Committee’s Samira Sayed Rahman emphasised the necessity of Afghan women working everywhere, from desks in offices to door-to-door surveys in the field.
Working with Taliban officials “sector by sector,” she told the BBC, “We are taking a practical approach.