UN warns of aid cuts over Taliban crackdown on women’s rights

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By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. envoy in Afghanistan warned on Wednesday that a Taliban administration crackdown on women’s rights is likely to lead to a drop in aid and development funding in the country, where women fear being cut from public life as much as violent death. The United Nations has made its single-largest country aid appeal ever, asking for $4.6 billion in 2023 to deliver help in Afghanistan, where two-thirds of the population – some 28 million people – need it to survive, said Roza Otunbayeva. But she told the U.N. Security Council that providing that a…

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