relief

UN sends record 114,000 metric tonnes of food aid to Afghanistan this month

Far surpassing previous records, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered an unprecedented 114,000 metric tonnes of food into Afghanistan during the month of December.

Thailand donates 3,000 metric tonnes of rice to UN food effort for Afghanistan

In its largest-yet donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Thailand has contributed 3,000 metric tonnes of rice for the agency's relief efforts in Afghanistan, a WFP spokesman announced today.

Bakeries run by all-female Afghan staff reopen in Kabul, UN food agency says

Bakeries that will help more than 35,000 destitute and widowed women in Kabul reopened today after being closed for the past two months, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Thursday.

New York firefighters, police set to deliver relief aid for UN effort in Afghanistan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is set to receive more than 29 metric tonnes of emergency food assistance for Afghanistan from a group of New York City firefighters and police officers, an agency spokesman said today in Pakistan.

Afghanistan: UN aid workers to begin helping refugees home to Shomali Plains

Aid workers from the United Nations refugee agency travelled from Kabul up to the Panjshir Valley today to check on some 12,000 Afghans who fled the Shomali Plains, north of the capital.

UN, Uzbekistan sign accord to ease delivery of relief supplies to Afghanistan

Relief efforts for Afghanistan received a boost today as the United Nations and the Government of Uzbekistan agreed on measures to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to northern Afghanistan by UN agencies and international non-governmental organizations.

Afghanistan: reports of displaced persons on the rise, UN aid workers say

Reports of people being displaced from their homes in a number of areas around Afghanistan are rising, and access for humanitarian workers still remains difficult in parts of the country, United Nations relief officials said today.

Afghanistan: UN relief efforts gradually overcoming security, access problems

The pace of United Nations relief efforts has quickened in recent days, as security and access problems are gradually being overcome, UN officials on the ground said today.

UN health agency launches major anti-measles drive to protect Afghan children

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today announced a major drive against measles in Afghanistan, where the relatively benign disease kills thousands of the country's most vulnerable children.

UN welcomes opening of new aid supply routes to Afghanistan

The United Nations refugee agency today hailed the opening of new supply routes to Afghanistan, where millions of people desperately need relief aid.