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18 Sep 2001 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

18 Sep 2001 description

ISLAMABAD, Sep 18 (APP): An ISPR spokesman on Monday said that situation along Pakistan-Afghanistan border is usual and no unusual activity is being carried out by either side. Contradicting a news item released by an International News Agency that Taliban have dumped huge quantity of scud missiles along Durand Line targeting Pakistan, the spokesman said the news is baseless and concocted. "The news item is a childish attempt issued without sensitising the situation." He said the situation on Durand Line is usual and nothing is abnormal along the international border.

18 Sep 2001 description

At a Glance:

  • People continue to leave major cities in Afghanistan, mainly heading for rural areas in the country. Checkpoints along the route to Pakistan and border controls by the Taliban are restricting the numbers of people moving towards Pakistan.

  • Some 5,000 Afghans are reportedly massed at the Chaman border crossing near Pakistan's provincial capital of Quetta. UNHCR is negotiating with the Pakistan authorities and hopes the people will be allowed to cross the border.

18 Sep 2001 description

By Associated Press

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN - Pakistan virtually shut down its border with Afghanistan yesterday and called in police reinforcements to confine Afghan refugees to dozens of camps within its borders.

About two dozen supply trucks were stopped at Torkham, a border town in northern Pakistan, unable to cross.

18 Sep 2001 description

By Irwin Arieff

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A senior U.N. official said on Monday he planned to ask U.S. officials to carefully weigh the humanitarian consequences of any military action against Afghanistan triggered by last week's hijack attacks.

Dutchman Ruud Lubbers, who heads the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, said he was going to Washington on Tuesday to warn State Department officials that millions of Afghans already faced starvation and homelessness and U.S.

18 Sep 2001 description

September 18, 2001-Afghanistan is in ruins after 23 years of war and the situation is about to become more critical for the country's desperate and war-weary citizens, says Sigurd Hanson, who oversees the International Rescue Committee's refugee aid programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

17 Sep 2001 description

London (dpa) - Five million Afghanis face starvation this winter following the pull-out of aid personnel as a result of security fears, a senior United Nations aid official said on Monday.

Speaking from Islamabad Peter Goossens, deputy head of the World Food Programme's Afghan operation, described the situation in the country ravaged by war and drought as "very bleak".

17 Sep 2001 description
report AlertNet

LONDON (AlertNet) - AlertNet member organisations warned the Western world of the consequences of becoming involved in all-out war as a result of last week's attacks in the United States by suicide hijackers who flew passenger jets into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, causing massive loss of life.

17 Sep 2001 description

At a Glance:

  • Reports indicate large numbers of people on the move from Kandahar, Kabul and Jalalabad in Afghanistan. Many people leaving the cities are said to be going to villages in Afghanistan, but many others are reportedly headed to the Pakistan border, and some to the Iranian border.

  • All borders with Afghanistan's neighbors are closed, although some Afghans reportedly have managed to cross into Pakistan.

16 Sep 2001 description

Geneva (ICRC) - As of today, 16 September, all International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expatriate personnel in Afghanistan have left the country. They will remain on standby in Pakistan. This is a temporary measure which will remain in effect until the organization receives renewed security guarantees from all the competent authorities.

14 Sep 2001 description

This report includes: (A) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Tajikistan (B) Latin America and Caribbean Region (C) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia, (3) Democratic Republic of Congo (D) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Uganda, (2) Ethiopia, (3) Tanzania (E) West Africa Region: (1) Sierra Leone

13 Sep 2001 description
report IRIN

JALOZAI, 13 September (IRIN) - The mortality and malnutrition rates among children at the Jalozai makeshift camp for Afghan refugees in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) are increasing due to deteriorating hygiene levels and a lack of clean water, aid workers for Medicins sans frontieres (MSF) told IRIN on Wednesday.

13 Sep 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

12 Sep 2001 description
report IRIN

AFGHANISTAN: Taliban condemns terrorist attacks in US

12 Sep 2001 description
report IRIN

ISLAMABAD, 12 September (IRIN)- Following Tuesday's serious terrorist attacks in the United States, the United Nations system in Afghanistan had decided on Wednesday to temporarily relocate international staff to Islamabad, capital of neighbouring Pakistan, a press release by the office of the United Nations Coordinator for Afghanistan stated.

11 Sep 2001 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

10 Sep 2001 description


Main Populations of Afghan Refugees & Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)