How Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis could impact global security
27 February 2022 | 6:41 am
The Ukraine conflict dominates this year's Munich Security Conference, as world leaders pay less attention to the Afghan crisis. Two decades ago, a similar negligence unleashed catastrophic consequences for global peace.
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Once again, human rights are being violated in Afghanistan. Public floggings and executions have returned. The population is scared, and DW's Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi is horrified.
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The Taliban said they were suspending university classes for women until further notice, once more restricting women's access to formal education. The decision was announced after a meeting of the Taliban government.
Afghan girls may now only complete school until sixth grade but are barred from secondary and higher education. The move has sparked broad condemnation among the population.
Save the Children, the Norwegian Refugee Council and CARE said they could not resume their work without women staff. The Taliban had ordered all nongovernmental organizations to suspend their female employees.
German NGOs have joined dozens of other humanitarian organizations in suspending their work in Afghanistan after the Taliban banned women from working for them.
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