UN Presence in Southern Afghanistan Remains Strong Despite Insecurity

Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations Secretary-General’s special representative for Afghanistan, has assured that the U.N. will continue to maintain its strong presence in southern Afghanistan despite security threats. 

De Mistura also heads the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan or UNAMA. He was able to assess the situation on the ground and met with local officials and U.N. staff in his one-day visit.

UNAMA, along with other U.N. agencies, has been operating several field offices in the southern region. 

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