Former UK Foreign Office employee Raphael Marshall said thousands of pleas for help via email were unread during Kabul evacuation.
Hundreds of Afghan women have enrolled in online and in-person classes that are secretly held in several parts of the country under Project Soraya and Code to Inspire.
Several Taliban members, some with assault rifles dangling from their shoulder, were among visitors using the lights of their cellphones to peer into display cases of ancient ceramics and 18th-century weapons.
A joint statement expressing concern over reports of Taliban forces executing or forcibly abducting former police and intelligence officers has been rejected by the group, saying evidence available should be shared.
The decree centres on marriage and widows' rights, stating "no one can force women to marry by coercion or pressure" and that a widow is entitled to a share of her husband's inheritance.
The account of an Afghan employee of the EU border agency, who resides in Italy, has prompted an investigation by the Greek Ombudsman.
UN humanitarian agency OCHA has estimated that 274 million people worldwide would need some form of emergency assistance next year, up 17 percent on an already record-breaking 2021.
Some 31 donors to Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund must approve fund transfer to World Food Program and UNICEF, Reuters news agency reports.
UN credentials committee defers decision, meaning Afghanistan's Taliban and Myanmar's junta will not be allowed to represent their countries for now at the 193-member world body.
The withdrawal of international aid after the Taliban's return to power has resulted in an economic crisis "never seen before", a UN agency says.
Despite a promised amnesty, Taliban forces committed “unforgivable” acts in retaliation against ex-government officers, a recent report shows.
Many of those receiving aid are from families whose primary breadwinners have lost their livelihoods since the Taliban takeover in late August.
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