The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that in 2023, 214 aid workers were arrested and 22 others were injured in Afghanistan.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that in 2023, 214 aid workers were arrested and 22 others were injured in Afghanistan.By publishing a report on Wednesday, the agency added that violence against humanitarian workers, resources and facilities in the past year has significantly affected the humanitarian performance in this country. According to Ocha, these events continue to pose significant risks to the safety and security of those involved in the organization’s humanitarian efforts.According to this department, only in December of last year, 11 relief workers were arrested by the Taliban, except for one worker, the rest were released after a week. Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid did not respond to Radio Azadi’s questions on this matter. The Office of the Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations also added that the humanitarian operations of this organization in 2023 in Afghanistan have faced severe challenges in terms of access to those in need of humanitarian aid. The report added that 1,775 incidents were reported by their humanitarian partners in 2023. Ocha called Taliban government officials and armed individuals responsible for 95% of the obstacles to the access of those in need to humanitarian aid in 2023. But the Taliban government has always rejected such claims. Ocha said that with the cooperation of his partners, he supports the unhindered access to humanitarian aid, and at the same time, he considers the role of women in providing these aids to be vital and considers their absence as harmful. More than a year ago, the Taliban government imposed restrictions on the activities of women in all domestic and international institutions