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U.N. Staff in Afghanistan Unable to Go to Work Due to Taliban Ban on Working Women

HeadlineApr 12, 2023

The U.N. Mission to Afghanistan said it is reviewing its operations while its staff continues to remain out of the office following a Taliban ban on women working for nongovernmental organizations. This is U.N. spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.

Stéphane Dujarric: “This is putting us in a horrendous situation, and putting, frankly, the Afghan people in a horrendous situation, because we have principles that we have to abide to, humanitarian principles on nondiscrimination. We also have to abide by — the de facto authorities themselves also have to abide by the charter in terms of letting us do our work. But we also have to help the millions and millions of Afghans — you know, almost 24 million Afghans need humanitarian assistance.”

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