UNICEF Suspends Its Activities in Ghor Province After Taliban Interference

According to reliable sources in Ghor province, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has suspended its activities in this province.

Sources told Hasht-e Subh that UNICEF suspended its activities in Ghor on Wednesday, April 12.

Reportedly, UNICEF’s activities in the province were suspended after the Taliban seized aid distributed by the organization from the people.

Previously, UNICEF had repeatedly criticized the Taliban for interfering in aid distribution, but the Taliban always denied it.

UNICEF staff in Ghor did not comment on the matter due to security threats.

It should be noted that earlier the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had stated that the Taliban were interfering in the aid delivery process of UNICEF and other organizations, and in some cases demanded their staff’s information.