We cannot effectively reach children, women and men in desperate need in Afghanistan without our female staff. Without women driving our response, we would not have jointly reached millions of Afghans in need since August 2021. Beyond the impact on delivery of lifesaving assistance, this will affect thousands of jobs in the midst of an enormous economic crisis.
Whilst we gain clarity on this announcement, we are suspending our programmes, demanding that men and women can equally continue our lifesaving assistance in Afghanistan.
- Inger Ashing, CEO, Save the Children
- Jan Egeland, Secretary-General, Norwegian Refugee Council
- Sofia Sprechmann Sinerio, Secretary-General, CARE International
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