UN appeals for urgent funds to help Afghan Interim Administration

As donors gear up for a conference in Tokyo next week on Afghanistan’s long-term needs, United Nations officials today urged funding to address the country’s immediate and practical concerns.

Improved security eases UN aid effort in Afghanistan, but snow hampers delivery

Improved security has facilitated the United Nations relief effort in Afghanistan, but relief workers must clear accumulating snow in order to deliver aid to parts of the war-ravaged country, UN officials said today.

UN estimates Afghanistan will need $15 billion for ten-year reconstruction effort

The reconstruction of Afghanistan is expected to cost about $15 billion over the next decade, according to a preliminary report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

With Taliban out, Security Council lifts sanctions against Ariana Afghan Airlines

With the Taliban out of power in Afghanistan, the Security Council today lifted international sanctions against Ariana Afghan airlines.

Armed Taliban, banditry hampering humanitarian work in Afghanistan, UN reports

Armed Taliban and banditry were effectively hampering humanitarian work in southern Afghanistan, United Nations relief officials said today.

Deteriorating conditions in eastern Afghanistan drive civilians to flee, UN reports

Deteriorating conditions in eastern Afghanistan are pushing more Afghans to flee towards Pakistan, a spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today.

Afghanistan: Brahimi continues contacts in support of political transition

The senior United Nations envoy in Afghanistan today continued his consultations in Kabul aimed at supporting the country's political transition.