United Nations increases security for its staff across Afghanistan
5 November 2009 - Effective immediately, the United Nations is taking additional steps to reduce risks to its national and international staff serving in Afghanistan.
This is in light of the 28 October attack against UN staff in Kabul as well as further ongoing threats.
Although details of the new measures can not be made public, it is expected that they will involve short-term relocations for some staff while additional security is being put in place.
The United Nations is fully committed to helping all of Afghanistan’s people, as it has been for more than half a century. Every effort will be made to minimize disruption to our activities while these additional security steps are being taken.