Afghanistan || The Taliban Apparently Guarantee The Safety Of Humanitarian Workers
According to the UN, the Taliban have undertaken to ensure the safety of humanitarian aid workers in Afghanistan. The Islamists had promised in talks that aid workers would be able to move freely and safely in the country, said a UN spokesman.
The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Martin Griffiths, was in Kabul for talks with the Taliban leadership. Among other things, he met the Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
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Griffiths then stated that the international community felt an obligation to provide “impartial and independent humanitarian aid” in Afghanistan. He called on the Taliban to respect in particular the rights of women in general and aid workers in particular.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Schaheen said on Twitter that the Taliban thanked the UN for the “promised continuation of humanitarian aid for the Afghan people” and assured them “cooperation and the provision of the necessary facilities”.
After the radical Islamic Taliban came to power, around half of the Afghan population is at risk of a humanitarian catastrophe, according to the UN . Afghanistan was previously heavily dependent on humanitarian aid. Around 40 percent of the gross domestic product is financed from abroad.
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