Afghanistan

1 million Afghans in Pakistan register in UN-backed operation to help repatriation

One million of the 2.4 million Afghans still in Pakistan after fleeing the 1979 Soviet invasion and later factional fighting have now been registered in a United Nations-backed operation by the Government of Pakistan that seeks to yield valuable information for continued repatriation efforts.

Faced with zero response, UNICEF renews appeal for 2.5 million drought-hit Afghans

Faced with zero response to its most recent appeal to help 2.5 million drought-stricken Afghans, half of them children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued an urgent appeal today for $3.8 million, warning that lack of water and food will exacerbate the outbreak of disease and malnutrition among the young.

Afghan Government, UN seek $43 million more for drought and conflict victims

The Government of Afghanistan and the United Nations today jointly appealed for a further $43.3 million to fund humanitarian relief for people affected by drought as well as families displaced by recent fighting in the country's south.

Afghan development pact working well but international support still needed – UN

A multi-billion dollar blueprint for partnership between the Government of Afghanistan and the international community to bolster security, economic development and counter-narcotics efforts has achieved solid progress since its adoption in January, but continued global support is needed to consolidate gains, an expert panel including the United Nations said today.

UN needs funds to prevent thousands of Afghans from drifting back to armed groups

With tens of thousands of illiterate and unskilled former child soldiers in Afghanistan providing a tempting target for recruitment by one of the war-torn country’s numerous armed groups, United Nations agencies need additional funds to continue training projects to reintegrate them as members of a peaceful society.

Afghanistan: UN helps reintegrate ex-combatant families through teacher-training

Afghan women related to ex-combatants will be trained as teachers under a new United Nations-supported initiative aimed at educating women while facilitating the reintegration of former fighters and their families in the war-ravaged country into civilian life.

UN deplores bomb attack against former president of Afghanistan

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today deplored an attack against a former president of the country and parliamentary leader who escaped serious harm in the blast that took the lives of innocent bystanders.