UN official arrives in Afghanistan to review aid effort
A senior United Nations humanitarian official today began a five-day visit to Afghanistan to see how the world body can better deliver relief aid to the war-torn country.
During her fact-finding mission, Margareta Wahlström, the Assistant Secretary-General for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, will be looking at how to ensure civilians are better protected and how to best provide support and aid to people in areas that are affected by conflict, the UN said.
Ms. Wahlström will be visiting Kandahar province to see how projects are progressing there. In addition, she will meet with representatives of the Government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).