UN employees in jap Afghan province stopped from reporting to work

KABUL: The United Nations’ Mission in Afghanistan stated on Tuesday that feminine employees within the jap province of Nangarhar had been stopped from reporting to work.

“We remind de facto authorities that United Nations entities can not function and ship life-saving help with out feminine employees,” UNAMA stated in a press release.

Since toppling a Western-backed authorities in 2021, the Taliban has tightened controls over ladies, together with barring ladies from college and shutting women’ excessive faculties.

In December, the Taliban administration stopped most feminine NGO workers from working, which help staff say has made it tougher to succeed in feminine beneficiaries and could lead on donors to carry again funding.

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The restrictions didn’t initially apply to the United Nations and another worldwide organisations. The U.N Deputy Secretary-Normal in January flagged issues that authorities might subsequent prohibit Afghan ladies working at worldwide organisations.

Spokespeople for the Taliban administration couldn’t be instantly reached for remark.

A scheduled UN briefing to replace member states on the state of affairs in Afghanistan in New York on Wednesday was postponed on the final minute with out rationalization.

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Spokespeople for UNAMA and the UN humanitarian operations in Afghanistan didn’t instantly reply to requests for touch upon whether or not employees in remainder of the nation had been affected.

The Taliban administration, which seized energy as U.S.-led forces withdrew from Afghanistan after 20 years of warfare, says it respects ladies’s rights in accordance with its strict interpretation of Islamic regulation.