On a recent trip to Afghanistan, the UN’s emergency relief coordinator underlined the threat to aid workers in the country and highlighted that 93 aid workers have been kidnapped in the first nine months of 2016.

From Voice of America

UN: 93 Aid Workers Abducted in Afghanistan in 2016

The United Nations has warned of a growing threat to aid workers in Afghanistan where it says millions of people are in urgent need of life-saving assistance.

“I am deeply concerned that aid workers are being targeted, with 93 of our colleagues abducted since the beginning of this year,” said Stephen O’Brien, the U.N.’s emergency relief coordinator, in speaking with reporters in Kabul at the end of a visit to Afghanistan.

“All parties are obliged to uphold the principles of international humanitarian law and ensure the protection of civilians and aid workers,” he said, without giving further details or identifying the nationalities of the abductees.

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