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ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations stated Tuesday it’s reviewing its presence in Afghanistan after the Taliban barred Afghan girls from working for the world group — a veiled suggestion the U.N. may transfer to droop its mission and operations within the embattled nation.

Final week, Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers took a step additional in restrictive measures they’ve imposed on girls and stated that Afghan girls employed with the U.N. mission may now not report for work. They didn’t additional touch upon the ban.

The U.N. stated it can not settle for the choice, calling it an unparalleled violation of girls’s rights. It was the most recent in sweeping restrictions imposed by the Taliban since they seized energy in Afghanistan in August 2021 as U.S. and NATO troops had been withdrawing from the nation after 20 years of warfare.

The Taliban have banned women from going to highschool past the sixth grade and ladies from most public life and work. In December, they banned Afghan girls from working at native and nongovernmental teams — a measure that on the time didn’t lengthen to U.N. places of work.

Tuesday’s assertion by the U.N. stated its head of mission in Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, has “initiated an operational overview interval” that will final till Might 5.

Throughout this time, the U.N. will “conduct the mandatory consultations, make required operational changes, and speed up contingency planning for all potential outcomes,” the assertion stated.

It additionally accused the Taliban of attempting to drive the U.N. into making an “appalling selection” between serving to Afghans and standing by the norms and ideas it’s duty-bound to uphold.

“It needs to be clear that any unfavorable penalties of this disaster for the Afghan folks would be the accountability of the de facto authorities,” it warned.

Assist businesses have been offering meals, schooling and well being care help to Afghans within the wake of the Taliban takeover and the financial collapse that adopted it. However distribution has been severely impacted by the Taliban edict banning girls from working at NGOs — and, now, additionally on the U.N.

The U.N. described the measure as extension of the already unacceptable Taliban restrictions that intentionally discriminate towards girls and undermine the flexibility of Afghans to entry lifesaving and sustaining help and providers.

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