Afghanistan: UN official pledges stepped-up relief drive when conditions permit

The United Nations will intensify its humanitarian relief work in Afghanistan as soon as conditions allow, a senior UN official said today.

UN offices in Pakistan attacked following air strikes against Afghanistan

Following the air strikes against Afghanistan, United Nations offices in Pakistan have been attacked by angry demonstrators but no personnel were injured, UN officials said today.

Cash crunch hampers relief efforts, UN aid agencies warn

The heads of the four main United Nations aid agencies today said that poor funding and lack of security were threatening humanitarian work worldwide.

UN receives only 23 per cent of its appeals for relief funds

Six months after Secretary-General Kofi Annan launched a United Nations system-wide appeal for contributions to fund humanitarian projects around the world, a mid-year report shows that only 23 per cent of the needs have been met.

Annan, Security Council deplore murders of relief staff in DR of Congo

Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the United Nations Security Council today expressed distress at the killings of six relief workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and urged parties to the conflict to ensure safe access by humanitarian agencies.

Misery increasing in western Afghanistan, UN relief coordinator warns

The situation in western Afghanistan continues to deteriorate as summer approaches, with about 1,000 people leaving their homes each day to escape drought, conflict, or both, according to a statement issued today by the Office of the United Nations Coordinator for Afghanistan.