Afghanistan

UN mission voices shock at killing of Afghan civilians

The United Nations has voiced shock and sadness at the loss of civilian lives in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar over the weekend and called for a full investigation to establish the facts behind the tragic incident.

UN boosts aid to victims of avalanche in northern Afghanistan

The United Nations is stepping up its efforts to provide health, food aid and temporary shelter to those affected by the avalanche that hit the Dispay village in the Badakshan province of northern Afghanistan last week, resulting in the death of 50 people and wounding four others.