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31 Jul 1998 description

In the wake of the fighting that has raged near Mazar-i-Sharif between forces of the Taliban and the northern alliance, the ICRC took action on 4 August to evacuate the eight expatriate staff members of non-international organizations who still remained in Mazar-i-Sharif. As a result, there no longer remain any non-Afghan humanitarian workers in the northern Afghan city.

30 Jul 1998 description

The United Nations and Afghanistan's Taleban movement will hold talks over the weekend on resuming relief activity in the country's war-ravaged capital of Kabul, a U.N. official said on Thursday.

U.N. spokeswoman Susan Manuel told Reuters the Taleban's ambassador in Islamabad had contacted the United Nations and said it was ready for urgent talks on the row that forced private relief bodies to leave Kabul.

"A U.N. delegation is leaving for Kabul today," Manuel said.

29 Jul 1998 description

Emergency operation for quake victims almost completed

29 Jul 1998 description

An Antonov 32 aircraft chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme, which was flying its final rotations for the earthquake rehabilitation effort in Northeastern Afghanistan, was fired at yesterday as it landed at Faizabad, in Badakshan province.

27 Jul 1998 description

By Sayed Salahuddin

KABUL, July 27 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban movement said on Monday it had seized a vast swathe of territory in the central province of Ghor after some 1,500 fighters loyal to the opposition alliance changed sides.

A Taleban spokesman who asked not to be identified said dozens of villages in frontier areas of Ghor were brought under its control on Sunday.

"A majority of the 1,500 men were armed and it is a big victory for us that gradually the opposition is falling to bits and joining us," the spokesman said.

The Taleban already …

27 Jul 1998 description

Emergency operation for quake victims almost completed

24 Jul 1998 description

Publication produced jointly by U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan (UNOCHA)

24 Jul 1998 description

Publication produced jointly by U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan (UNOCHA)

24 Jul 1998 description


Ref. OCHA/GVA - 98/0253
Afghanistan - Earthquake
OCHA Situation Report No. 13
24 July 1998

23 Jul 1998 description

The withdrawal of private aid agencies threatens Kabul's impoverished people with a gradual but certain return of the hardships relief workers were supposed to ease, Western sources said on Thursday.

"The needs are enormous in Kabul. Any withdrawal of support has grave implications for a long-term period.

23 Jul 1998 description

U.N. authorities may negotiate with Afghanistan's Taleban movement for a return of expelled foreign aid agencies to the war-shattered capital Kabul, a U.N. official in Islamabad said on Thursday.

U.N. spokeswoman Susan Manuel told Reuters U.N. agencies and donors would also meet in Islamabad on Saturday to discuss what to do after a U.N. decision to suspend all but "life-saving assistance" in Kabul to protest at the Taleban movement's action against the relief agencies.

"We will discuss where to go from here," she said referring to the U.N.

22 Jul 1998 description
report CARE

ATLANTA, July 22, 1998 - Afghanistan Update: CARE Still Working in Kabul
Offices Remain Open

Widows Feeding Program to Resume

CARE reported today that, despite the absence of its expatriate staff in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul, its offices remain open and Afghan staff are regularly reporting to work, although CARE decided on Monday to temporarily suspend its two programs in Kabul.

22 Jul 1998 description

Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday expressed his shock at the death of two humanitarian workers in Afghanistan and appealed to all authorities in the country to ensure adequate security.

22 Jul 1998 description

The United Nations said on Tuesday it had no intention of pulling out of Kabul, although the departure of aid agencies will probably cripple its programs in the Afghan capital.

"U.N.

21 Jul 1998 description

Paris: This morning, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was expelled from Kabul, along with other non-governmental organisations. MSF has been denied the freedom to carry out its programmes with independence and impartiality for months leading up to the expulsion.

21 Jul 1998 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations.

20 Jul 1998 description

Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, and Sadako Ogata, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, today condemned the killing in Afghanistan of two Afghanistan aid workers.