Afghanistan

Pakistani displaced, Afghan hosts need urgent aid before winter

Displaced families from Pakistan and their Afghan hosts are in need of urgent aid as winter sets in, according to the UN Mission in the country (UNAMA).

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Afghanistan facing “intense moment”

Afghanistan is facing an “intense moment” as it transitions towards a politically stable and prosperous country.

That’s according to a senior United Nations representative in the country.

Afghanistan has just emerged from a protracted and disputed presidential election.

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Afghanistan: UN welcomes conclusion of presidential elections, deal to form unity government

United Nations Secretary-General and his most senior envoy in Afghanistan welcomed the agreement signed today by presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, to establish a government of national unity, ending months of political uncertainty in the country.

Afghanistan: UN urges campaigns to cooperate with election audit process

With two-thirds of the ballot boxes from the audit of the Presidential run-off election now processed, the United Nations in Afghanistan today urged the two campaigns of Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani to cooperate fully with electoral authorities to bring the audit to completion at the earliest time.

Improvements in Afghan audit will enhance integrity – UN

The United Nations in Afghanistan has welcomed several refinements made this week to that country's ongoing audit over the results of the presidential run-off poll, saying the improvements will strengthen the “integrity of the process”.

Afghanistan: UN welcomes arrival of observers for audit of run-off election results

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomed today’s deployment of international observers and UN experts ahead of the resumption Saturday of the comprehensive audit of the results of the Presidential election run-off held on 14 June.

Afghan political rivals reach deal, political impasse broken

After a political impasse lasting weeks, the two candidates in Afghanistan’s presidential election have reached an agreement.

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Afghanistan: UN proposes new audit plan to resolve stand-off over disputed election

With President Hamid Karzai's successor still undeclared, the United Nations in Afghanistan today proposed an additional audit plan that would take up to two weeks to complete, in an effort to help resolve the stand-off.

Civilian casualties rise by 25% in Afghanistan

The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan has risen by 25 per cent in the first six months of 2014, according to a report by the UN mission in the country UNAMA.

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Afghanistan: Ground combat taking ‘devastating’ civilian toll, says UN, reporting sharp rise in casualties

The nature of the Afghan conflict has added yet another grim dimension as ground combat among the warring parties surpassed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the leading cause of conflict-related death and injury to Afghan civilians in the first six months of 2014, the United Nations reported today.