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Taliban revises guidelines for Afghan women in humanitarian operations

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Taliban dignitaries have imparted to a high-ranking UN representative that they intend to devise fresh protocols to permit Afghan females to participate in certain benevolent endeavors.

Martin Griffiths apprised the Private News Agency that he had received “heartening replies” from a diverse array of Taliban dignitaries during negotiations in Kabul, despite last month’s edict that prohibited Afghan females from working for non-governmental organizations not being overturned.

With Afghan females assuming a vital role in dispensing aid, there is apprehension that the ban is imperiling pressing life-saving humanitarian operations in the country.

“It’s worth remembering that, this year, Afghanistan is the largest humanitarian aid program on the planet,” Mr. Griffiths, the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, informed them in Kabul.

The aid arithmetic is staggering. This year, organizations will attempt to reach 28 million Afghans, more than half the population, including six million who are, Mr. Griffiths claims, “teetering on the brink of famine”.

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