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Hi, this is Gabriela. As uncertainty about the UN’s future in Afghanistan climbs, experts and humanitarians on the ground warn that ordinary, impoverished Afghans will be the most impacted by any potential departure.

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Mothers wait to receive help and check-up at a clinic run by the WFP in Kabul, Afghanistan, 26 January 2023. Malnutrition levels have soared in the country, while a Taliban ban on female NGO staff hinders aid distribution efforts. (Keystone/AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Aid groups fear UN exit could sink Afghanistan’s economy. The United Nations is gearing up for a high-stakes meeting on the future of Afghanistan as it mulls whether to leave the country over the Taliban-led government’s relentless chokehold on women’s rights. But a UN exit from the country risks tipping Afghanistan over into “abysmal” levels of poverty, as it would likely isolate it further from international funds – which an overwhelming majority of Afghans depend on.

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