International NGOs have stopped their work in Afghanistan after the Taliban halted women’s access to University education.
Taliban rulers also ordered NGOs to stop women staff from working at NGOs.
After the Taliban’s decision Christian Aid and Action aid suspended their operations in Afghanistan.
Christian Aid head of programs Ray Hasan said, “Rapidly seeking clarity and urging the authorities to reverse the ban whilst they do this, we are unfortunately pausing the work of our programs.”
He further added that Millions of Afghans are on the verge of going hungry. Reports of families being forced to sell their children to buy food are heartbreaking, but this ban only limits our potential to assist the growing number of people in need.
According to the Action Aid statement, Women being barred from working with Action Aid would prevent us from reaching out to half of the population who are already reeling from hunger.
The statement further said, “ActionAid has made the difficult decision to temporarily halt most of its programs in Afghanistan until a clearer picture emerges.”
Earlier on Sunday, Save the Children, the Norwegian Refugee Council, and CARE all announced a halt on their operations in Afghanistan.