The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a statement reiterated its “commitment to stay and deliver on behalf of the men, women and children of Afghanistan.”
UNAMA earlier suspended the work of all its Afghan national staff by following a ban on its female workers by the interim government.
On Saturday, a source from a UN agency in Afghanistan told TOLOnews that the suspension has been extended for an undetermined length of time.
UNAMA said that following the imposition of the ban on women working in NGOs, it conducted extensive consultations with multiple Afghan stakeholders, including civil society and women’s groups, member states and donors.
The World Food Program’s Executive Director, Cindy McCain, in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour said that they have “no intention of stopping our support” for the Afghans.
McCain made the remarks after a question about the UN and other aid agencies threatening to walk back aid in reaction to the ban on female work.
The deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, Bilal Karimi, said that there are no restrictions ahead of the continuation of work of UN staff in Afghanistan.