The UN is set to pull out from Afghanistan over women working rights.
The organization said the decision would be “heartbreaking,” but the Taliban left them with no choice by forbidding women from working for the organization.
Achim Steiner, the head of the U.N. Development Program, reportedly said the announcement comes after months of negotiations between the organization and Taliban leaders.
Over 80% of the staff employed by the U.N. in Afghanistan are women.
Since the stop order by the Taliban, women working for the U.N. have been forced to stay home.
The edict comes when Afghanistan faces several humanitarian crises, with at least 28 million people needing aid.
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