New Delhi: The United Nations has expressed “critical issues” after its feminine staff had been barred from reporting to work in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on Tuesday. As per a report by the Related Press, feminine Afghan staff working with the United Nations have been stopped from working by Taliban authorities in jap Afghanistan, as per the officers of the world physique.
“We remind de facto authorities that United Nations entities can not function and ship life-saving help with out feminine employees,” it stated in a tweet.
There have been no quick feedback from the Taliban and it was not clear whether or not the ban prolonged past Nangarhar province.
The Taliban had banned girls employed with NGOs from final 12 months. Although girls working with the UN weren’t included within the ban, the world physique had raised fears that they may very well be focused.
UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric informed reporters on Tuesday that the secretary-general, António Guterres, has stated that “any such ban can be unacceptable and albeit, inconceivable”.
He additionally stated UN officers had been informed by means of “numerous conduits” that the ban utilized to the entire nation.
“We’re nonetheless wanting into how this growth would have an effect on our operations within the nation, and we’re anticipated to have extra conferences with the de facto authorities tomorrow in Kabul by which we’re attempting to hunt some readability.”
Dujarric stated feminine staff had been important to executing life-saving UN operations on the bottom, saying that out of a inhabitants of about 40 million individuals, the organisation was “attempting to achieve 23 million males, girls and youngsters with humanitarian assist”.
Regardless of promising a extra average ruling than the earlier stint in energy after Taliban captured Afghanistan, it has moderately imposed harsh measures.
Women have been banned from training beyound grade six and girls are barred from learning, working, travelling and not using a male companion and even going to parks. Ladies should additionally cowl themselves from head to toe.