Afghanistan

UN agency helps organize food airdrops over Afghan regions struck by deadly cold wave

Responding to poor road conditions and heavy snow in Afghanistan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is organizing relief airdrops over two remote areas in the centre of the country.

Afghanistan's progress is notable but perilously fragile, UN report warns

Afghanistan has made remarkable progress since the demise of the Taliban government in late 2001, but the fragile nation could easily slip back into chaos and abject poverty, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) concludes in a report released today.

Over 1 million Afghans likely to return home in next two years – UN refugee chief

More than 1 million of the up to 3 million Afghans still living in exile in Pakistan and Iran are likely to return home in the next two years with the prospects for improved security, and it is “absolutely crucial” that international donor commitment remains high, according to the head of the United Nations refugee agency.

UN sends liaison officer to committee probing Afghan air crash

A liaison officer from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has joined the Joint Security Committee Center set up to investigate Thursday's deadly Kam Air plane crash.