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UN to move some staff out of Pakistan for safety

UN to move some staff out of Pakistan for safety

The United Nations says it plans to temporarily relocate some of its international staff outside of Pakistan for security reasons.
U.N. spokeswoman Ishrat Rizvi says 20 percent of the organization's expatriate workers will either leave the country for six months or be relocated to safer areas within Pakistan.
Rizvi said Thursday that the U.N. will reevaluate the security situation in six months to determine when the staff can return. She declined to specify how many international employees work for the U.N. in the country.
The U.N. has lost at least 11 personnel in attacks in Pakistan this year, including a bombing in October targeting the World Food Program's office in Islamabad that killed five people.


Updated : 2021-06-17 17:47 GMT+08:00