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UN Population Fund launches emergency effort to save Afghan women

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) announced today that it has started sending relief supplies to Iran and emergency funds to agency field offices in the region as part of its largest-ever humanitarian operation - a $4.5 million bid to stem the grave health crisis now facing Afghan women.

Top UN humanitarian official meets senior Pakistani, Taliban leaders on Afghanistan

The top United Nations relief official met with Pakistani leaders today, expressing appreciation for the cooperation that the Government of Pakistan has extended to the UN over the years in addressing humanitarian problems in and around Afghanistan.

UN Population Fund launches emergency effort to save Afghan women

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) announced today that it has started sending relief supplies to Iran and emergency funds to agency field offices in the region as part of its largest-ever humanitarian operation - a $4.5 million bid to stem the grave health crisis now facing Afghan women.

'Positive signals' from Myanmar Government show progress in human rights, UN reports

A new United Nations report says there have been some "positive signals" in Myanmar indicating the Government's efforts to make progress in its human rights record.