The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has remained committed to humanitarian aid and humanitarian issues on an international level and has always taken necessary steps in preventing obstacles arising for humanitarian relief efforts.
The Islamic Emirate has specially designated teams, rules and regulations for all humanitarian efforts and is not only itself involved in these efforts in light of this framework but has also laid the groundwork for the operation of all international humanitarian organizations and NGOs and lent assistance for the growth, improvement and transparency of these activities.
The Islamic Emirate has given comprehensive security guarantees to NGOs in the framework of these regulations in areas under its control and remains committed to them in the future. But unfortunately, the Islamic Emirate terminated the activities of WHO in the month of April 2019 due to its arbitrary and suspicious activities especially in the field of polio campaigns. Fortunately, WHO took notice of its shortcomings and after repeated contacts and discussions with the designated delegation of Islamic Emirate, it regained permission for humanitarian and health related activities from the Islamic Emirate under the following conditions.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan will grant the World Health Organization permission to conduct humanitarian and health related activities if it fully complies with the following:
1 – WHO is obligated to give guarantees about its personnel operating in areas under the control of Islamic Emirate that they shall focus all their humanitarian efforts in treating patients and curbing disease outbreaks and shall not allow practice of any suspicious activities.
2 – WHO is obligated that it must gain official approval from the Health Commission of Islamic Emirate in recruiting all personnel to work in areas under the control of Islamic Emirate. It cannot recruit anyone prior to a bilateral arrangement.
3 – The polio vaccine campaign promoted by WHO can no longer be administered from home to home and mosque to mosque and must only operate from health clinics.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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