The UNICEF representative in Afghanistan said that 28 million people in Afghanistan, including 15 million children, are in need of humanitarian support.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that “amidst increasing restrictions on women’s and girls’ rights in Afghanistan, and in a shrinking humanitarian space, UNICEF is committed to stay and deliver to the best of our ability.”
Fran Equiza, the UNICEF representative in Afghanistan, said despite all the challenges and with the support of our donors, government institutions, and men and women across the world, UNICEF stands with the women and children of Afghanistan.
“I can reassure you that UNICEF is committed to staying and delivering. To staying and delivering for the women and children in Afghanistan. And we will take any measures to adapt our operation to make sure we can deliver for the people,” Equiza said.
The UNICEF representative in Afghanistan said that 28 million people in Afghanistan, including 15 million children, are in need of humanitarian support and in need of protection support.
Nawgul, the sole provider for a family of four, said that because of poverty, she is forced to wait for assistance by the side of the road.
“I spend all of the Ramadan month on the roads. Who does not like to sit at home and break his fast and pray at home instead of praying on the road,” Nawgul said.
“I’m standing here asking a person to give me ten or fifty Afghanis, goods, or give me boots that I can wear,” Nadira said.
However, Abdul Latif Nazari, Deputy Minister of Economy, said that the current government will monitor and support the presence of organizations and supporting institutions.
“We keep an eye on and support the operations of international and relief agencies in Afghanistan. They can work with the government to lessen poverty, and their efforts should be focused on helping the Afghan people,” Nazari said.
UNICEF highlighted that without women, its operations will go slowly and once again asked the Islamic Emirate to refrain from hindering the work of women in humanitarian organizations.