Afghanistan

UN Mission in Afghanistan assesses staff reduction following deadly attack

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan is assessing a staff reduction in the south, southeast and east of the country following a recent spate of attacks, including the killing of an international staff member, but any such move will be measured against the projects and operations in progress there.

UN Children’s Fund reports favourable progress in Afghanistan

Since the fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan two years ago, much progress has been made for the country’s women and children, including the immunization of 16 million children against measles and 12 million against polio, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today.

UN de-miners suspend operation in Afghan province after carjacking

The United Nations Mine Action Centre in Afghanistan has become the latest UN agency to suspend operations in the southern province of Ghazni until adequate security measures are put in place after an Afghan driver of a vehicle belonging to a partner agency was hijacked.

UN refugee agency to withdraw 30 staff from Afghan border area after killing

The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it was temporarily suspending assistance to Afghan returnees from Pakistan, withdrawing 30 international staff from the border area and closing reception centres in four provinces following the weekend killing of a staff member.

UN refugee agency grounds road missions in Afghanistan after murder of staffer

The United Nations refugee agency today grounded road missions throughout Afghanistan, suspended activities in the eastern province of Ghazni and launched a review of its operations after the weekend murder of a staff member.

Security Council condemns murder of UN aid worker in Afghanistan

Members of the United Nations Security Council today condemned the murder over the weekend of a UN aid worker in Afghanistan.

UN officials condemn deadly attack against refugee workers in Afghanistan

United Nations officials today voiced outrage at the “heinous” murder of a UN refugee worker in Afghanistan and called for greater security measures to protect those assisting the war-torn country.

UN asks Afghan Government to increase security following car bomb

The United Nations has called on the Afghan Government to provide more security for its operations following Tuesday’s car explosion outside UN offices in the southern city of Kandahar “so that we continue to provide the services that we can give to the people of Afghanistan.”

Afghanistan entering crucial stage of peace process, Security Council told

Although Afghanistan has so far met the benchmarks set by the Bonn Agreement, it is now entering the most critical phase of the peace process, the head of a Security Council mission told the 15-member body today.

Two injured after blast strikes UN compound in southern Afghanistan

A car bomb exploded outside the United Nations compound in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan today, injuring two people.