The United Nations in Afghanistan flew 120 people from Kabul to Kazakhstan’s Almaty in view of the “security and other constraints,” the second such flight in the past week, the spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said, Report informs, citing foreign media.
Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman for the Secretary-General, said in a note to correspondents on Sunday that the 120 persons included UN personnel and members of several non-governmental organizations that serve as implementing partners of the UN in Afghanistan.
The UN in Afghanistan flew the people from Kabul to Almaty on August 22, just days after the UN moved about 100 of its personnel from Afghanistan to Kazakhstan in view of the “security and other constraints” in Kabul.
“Part of the UN personnel who left Kabul today will continue to work out of Almaty,” Dujarric said.
The world organization said the UN in Afghanistan is “currently focused on the safety of the thousands of its personnel and partners who remain on the ground, as well as the delivery of critical humanitarian and other assistance to millions of Afghans in need.
“The UN family in Afghanistan is acutely aware of the great concerns of some personnel, particularly national colleagues. We are doing our utmost to support them and their safety,” he said.