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01 Oct 1998 description
report Merlin

- Expatriate staff evacuated temporarily due to poor security situation in Afghanistan. MERLIN is monitoring the situation from its regional office in Peshawar, Pakistan, and local staff are maintaining the programmes in Farah, Badghis and Badakhshan.

MERLIN, 14 David Mews, Porter Street, London W1M 1HW. Telephone 0171 487 2505. Fax 0171 487 4042.

Registered charity no: 1016607.

25 Aug 1998 description
report CARE

CARE programs in Afghanistan and Sudan are operational despite recent U.S. missile attacks on both countries and the evacuation of all American expatriate staff. CARE's national staff in Afghanistan and international and national staff in Sudan are supervising the operation of all development and emergency programming in both countries.

21 Aug 1998 description
report Oxfam

In mid-July, the Taliban issued orders that all International Non-Government Organisations (INGOs) were to move office and residence to a bombed-out Polytechnic building on the outskirts of Kabul. Around 35 INGOs operating in the capital jointly refused to relocate, stating that the building was a security risk and that the buildings, which have no electricity or water supplies, would cost the agencies around =FA1 million to renovate. The UN and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) remained unaffected.

10 Mar 1998 description

Fabrizio Gentiloni OCHA, Team Leader
Kalle Löövi, Finland
Kjell Madsen, Norway
Gilbert Greenall, United Kingdom

11 Feb 1998 description



AFGHANISTAN: first SUPPLIES REACH quake victims: Relief teams sent by the ICRC to the area rocked by the earthquake in Afghanistan's Takhar province have been hard at work since Sunday 8 February.



01 Jan 1998 description
report Oxfam

In the capital, Kabul, Oxfam's major programme is concerned with large-scale rehabilitation work to the urban water supply. The installation of pumps to the wells was completed some time ago, and the large pumps into the distribution network are in place but have not yet been turned on. In order for the water distribution through the city to be effective, Oxfam believes that there should community involvement, but the restrictions imposed on women by the Taleban authorities makes working with local women difficult.