Utilizing a new supply route, the United Nations today dispatched the first barge load of relief supplies destined for the beleaguered people of Afghanistan through the Termez River crossing in Uzbekistan.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched the first major relief operation in decades to the Nuba Mountains of the Sudan, to urgently feed a total of 158,000 people impoverished and displaced by war.
Gravely concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, members of the Security Council today said that the Taliban's misrule is the underlying cause of the country's dire circumstances.
The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today told the Security Council that obstacles hampering food delivery to Afghanistan could leave the country unable to meet its needs as winter sets in.
With Afghanistan's severe winter approaching fast, relief agencies are facing increasing obstacles as they race against time to bring aid to millions of destitute and suffering people in the country, UN officials said today.
With severe winter temperatures just a month away in Afghanistan, United Nations agencies working in the country and surrounding region urged donor governments today to respond more rapidly to emergency appeals for funding.
With military action continuing in Afghanistan, United Nations officials today urged protection for civilians as well as aid workers trying to provide relief to the country's destitute and suffering people.