Need for a military support

Humanitarian projects in healthcare, education and the provision of basic infrastructure are regularly threatened by violence and instability in Afghanistan. Criminal and insurgent forces continue to threaten the safety and stability of local communities, and regularly seek to undermine the success of humanitarian and community development initiatives being delivered by international organizations.

As a result, it has been necessary for the UAE to maintain a military support presence in effected provinces to protect the personnel of humanitarian organizations and to provide the stability necessary for humanitarian projects to succeed. It is the opinion of the UAE that humanitarian projects in healthcare, education and the provision of basic infrastructure cannot succeed, as they should, in an environment of ongoing instability.

From the perspective of the UAE, the presence of its military personnel in Afghanistan is therefore necessary to contribute to the establishment of an environment of safety and stability, in order to allow the many humanitarian projects underway in that country to succeed.