NEW YORK, 25 December 2022 – “UNICEF strongly condemns the current decree issued by the Taliban de facto authorities banning all feminine humanitarian staff at nationwide and worldwide NGOs from working throughout Afghanistan. This determination is a blatant violation of obligations beneath worldwide humanitarian legislation and essentially the most elementary human rights of girls in Afghanistan. It comes simply days after the choice to ban all ladies from entry to increased schooling.
“Past the egregious roll again of primary rights, these choices could have far-reaching penalties for the supply of important providers for kids and households throughout the nation – particularly within the areas of well being, vitamin, schooling and little one safety – areas the place feminine humanitarian staff have an immeasurably necessary function to play. This consists of the programming of UNICEF, by which we offer providers to 19 million folks, together with greater than 10 million kids, throughout the nation.
“By banning feminine NGO staff, the Taliban de facto authorities are successfully denying these providers to a good portion of the inhabitants and placing the lives and well-being of all Afghans, particularly ladies and kids, in danger.
“UNICEF calls on the Taliban de facto authorities to instantly reverse each choices, on increased schooling and humanitarian work, and to permit all feminine college students to return to highschool and feminine NGO staff to proceed their necessary work in Afghanistan throughout the humanitarian sector.”