A Save the Children nutrition counsellor, right, explains to Nelab, 22, however to provender her 11-month-old daughter, Parsto, with therapeutic food, which is utilized to dainty terrible acute malnutrition, successful Sar-e-Pul state of Afghanistan successful September 2022. Save the Children via AP hide caption
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A Save the Children nutrition counsellor, right, explains to Nelab, 22, however to provender her 11-month-old daughter, Parsto, with therapeutic food, which is utilized to dainty terrible acute malnutrition, successful Sar-e-Pul state of Afghanistan successful September 2022.
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KABUL, Afghanistan — A elder U.N. authoritative successful Afghanistan met connected Sunday the lawman premier curate of the Taliban-led authorities to sermon a prohibition connected women moving for nongovernmental groups that Afghan authorities person announced successful a series of measures rolling backmost women's rights.
The determination by the Taliban authorities to barroom women from NGO enactment has prompted large planetary assistance agencies to suspend operations successful the country. The prohibition has raised fears that radical volition beryllium deprived of food, education, healthcare and different captious services, arsenic implicit fractional of Afghanistan's colonisation needs urgent humanitarian assistance.
Aid agencies person warned the prohibition volition person catastrophic consequences and "hundreds and thousands" of Afghans volition dice due to the fact that of the Taliban decision.
The lawman caput of the U.N. Mission successful Afghanistan, Potzel Markus, met Maulvi Abdul Salam Hanafi successful the superior Kabul to sermon the ban, arsenic good arsenic different measures including barring women from universities.
"Banning women from moving successful non-governmental organizations, denying girls and women from acquisition and training, harms millions of radical successful Afghanistan and prevents the transportation of captious assistance to Afghan men, women, and children," the U.N. ngo said.
Potzel is the latest U.N. authoritative to conscionable the Taliban's enactment amid mounting planetary interest implicit the curtailing of women's freedoms successful Afghanistan.
Last Monday, the acting caput of the U.N. ngo Ramiz Alakbarov met Economy Minister Qari Din Mohammed Hanif.
Hanif issued the NGO prohibition connected Dec. 24, allegedly due to the fact that women weren't wearing the Islamic headscarf, oregon hijab, correctly. He said immoderate enactment recovered not complying with the bid volition person its licence revoked.
Aid agencies person been providing indispensable services and enactment successful the look of a worsening humanitarian situation successful Afghanistan.
The Taliban takeover successful 2021, arsenic U.S. and NATO forces were successful the last weeks of their pullout aft 20 years of war, sent Afghanistan's system into a tailspin and transformed the country, driving millions into poorness and hunger. Foreign assistance stopped astir overnight.
Sanctions connected the Taliban rulers, including a halt connected slope transfers and the freezing of billions successful Afghanistan's overseas assets person already restricted entree to planetary institutions. Funds from assistance agencies helped prop up the country's aid-dependent system earlier the Taliban takeover.
U.N. assistance main Martin Griffiths is owed to sojourn Afghanistan to sermon the ban.
Potzel's gathering with Hanafi came arsenic a U.N. survey showed that a 3rd of NGOs headed by women successful Afghanistan person been forced to halt 70% of their activities owed to the prohibition and astir a 3rd person stopped each their activities.
The U.N. Women's Department said 86% of the 151 organizations surveyed person either stopped oregon are functioning partially.
It besides said the deficiency of women successful the organisation of assistance has had a important interaction connected the Afghan population.