Reacting to the displacement of tens of thousands of people in northern Afghanistan, the United Nations today said it would set up camps in that region, reversing an early policy which held that it would be better to discourage Afghans from congregating in organized shelter areas there.
Switzerland will donate $2.15 million to long-term development efforts by United Nations agencies working to build peace, provide food and strengthen communities in war-ravaged Afghanistan, the UN announced today.
An agreement reached in talks with the Taliban has allowed the United Nations to resume a major food distribution project which benefits some 282,000 people in Kabul, Afghanistan, a UN spokesman announced today.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan reacted with dismay today to reported attacks against civilians in Afghanistan and urged the international community to explore ways to prevent further rights violations there.
Talks between the United Nations and the Taliban aimed at forestalling the possible closure of a key UN food project in Afghanistan are now under way and could run through tomorrow, according to a UN relief official.
United Nations efforts to help farming families affected by drought in Afghanistan will get an infusion of badly needed funds with the contribution of $232,000 announced by the Government of Germany, the UN said today.
The head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today urged "a strong and quick response" to an appeal for Afghanistan, where an estimated $800,000 per day will be needed for the relief effort this year.