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Joint Government-UN-Donor mission provides snapshot into Faryab Province

UNAMA, July 17, 2018 Representatives of the Government of Afghanistan, United Nations entities and donors set out on 16 July to Farias to explore how joint programmers could add value to efforts to improve key social indicators. Visits to four projects in Maimana district sought to “give a human face” to Afghanistan Compact indicators on …

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United Nations gives $11 million for Afghanistan droughts

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has allocated $11 million from the rapid response component of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for emergency relief for drought-stricken Afghanistan. “Drought devastates communities in many ways and leads to spiraling impoverishment” said Margareta Ahlstrom, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency …

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Ban Ki-moon condemns killing of two Korean hostages in Afghanistan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke out against the recent killing of two South Korean nationals abducted in Afghanistan nearly two weeks ago, calling for the safe return of the remaining detainees, including several women. “The Secretary-General deplores the killing of two of the hostages from the Republic of Korea held by the Taliban,” his spokesperson …

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UN Security Council Delegation meets Afghan President Hamed Karzai

The United Nations Security Council visiting Afghanistan this week has met with President Hamid Karzai and senior Afghan ministers. The 15 member delegation, which is led by Ambassador Giulio Terzi of Italy, is assessing the country’s progress in peace and rebuilding. The Ambassadors and representatives have held meetings so far including with the Minister of …

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Afghan situation worsening, UN relief chief says, urging new approach

The humanitarian situation inside Afghanistan is getting worse, with civilian casualties rising and food prices soaring, the United Nations relief chief said today, calling for the international community to revise its assistance plans to the strife-torn country. John Holmes, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, said “a very understandable focus” in recent years on making progress …

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Update on Humanitarian Assistance in Afghanistan

The harsh winter weather conditions have caused fatalities, hardship and major access problems in Afghanistan, particularly in the Western and Central Highlands regions. At the moment temperatures are increasing and snow is melting. Western region Though roads from Herat to all provincial capitals have been opened, villages in remote areas are still inaccessible. Due to …

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Ban Ki-moon pledges system-wide UN campaign to fight violence against women

Denouncing violence against women as “one of the most heinous, systematic and prevalent human rights abuses in the world,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has vowed to lead a campaign against the scourge. In a message marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, commemorated on 25 November, Mr. Ban hailed progress …

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