ON AFGHANISTAN | Restrictions on Women Employees, Paralyzing NGO Work in Afghanistan – Khaama Press

January 9, 2023

Gen Egeland, the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) earlier today Tweeted that Norway’s primer aid organization can’t continue its operations in Afghanistan without its female employees. [The Taliban recently banned women from working in Humanitarian aid.]

Source: Restrictions on Women Employees, Paralyzing NGO Work in Afghanistan, by Nizamuddin Rezahi, January 9, 2023, The Khaama Press News Agency

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