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30 Nov 2003 description

In October of 2001, President George W. Bush and The White House launched an initiative to provide assistance to the impoverished children of Afghanistan. This initiative, known as the America's Fund for Afghan Children (AFAC), called upon the children of the United States to send in $1 each for Afghan children. Working through the American Red Cross (ARC) and an international network of humanitarian aid partners, the Fund seeks to provide healthcare, education, and safe environments for Afghanistan's children.

30 Nov 2003 description


Precipitation builds snow pack, reaches drought areas

30 Nov 2003 description

Kabul, 30 November 2003 -- Today, the Government of Afghanistan and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launch the Horticulture Survey on the FAO Website. This report covers the current state and condition of orchards, vineyards, nut plantations and vegetable crop production throughout Afghanistan.

30 Nov 2003 description

TALKING POINTS
Voter Registration Starts This Week

The registration of voters in Afghanistan will start the first week of December in eight cities: Kabul, Bamyan, Jalalabad, Kunduz, Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat, Kandahar and Gardez. As you know, this registration of voters is for the elections that are scheduled to happen next year.

30 Nov 2003 description

Map shows districts receiving pre-positioned food aid for the coming winter.
Source: WFP (17 Dec 2003)

28 Nov 2003 description

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28 Nov 2003 description

Planned Project Summary Information

27 Nov 2003 description

KANDAHAR, 27 November (IRIN) - Clad in white, 16-year-old Zahrah carefully sorts raisins in one of Afghanistan's first food-processing factories. The factory providing employment to women in the southern city of Kandahar, the spiritual base of the nation's erstwhile Taliban rulers, who banned women's work and education.

26 Nov 2003 description

AI Index: ASA 11/027/2003 (Public)

25 Nov 2003 description

KABUL, 25 November (IRIN) - As Afghanistan begins to register voters early next month for next year's presidential elections, a local think-tank released a statement over the weekend arguing that holding elections next year was risky and could further destabilise the country as the situation on the ground was unfavourable for free and fair elections.

23 Nov 2003 description

KABUL, 23 November (IRIN) - One person was killed and four injured during a demonstration on Sunday in the Afghan capital, Kabul, when several hundred former army officers entered the defence ministry compound demanding reinstatement and payment of salary arrears.

22 Nov 2003 description

Islamabad (dpa) - The officials from Pakistan, Afghanistan and the U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) are to meet in Dubai next month to discuss the deportation of Afghan nationals from Pakistan, a news report said on Saturday.

UNHCR's regional chief Kwame Boafo told reporters in Pakistan's southern Balochistan province on Friday that the December 3 meeting in the Gulf state would also review the U.N-sponsored three-year Aghan refugees' voluntary repatriation programme, daily 'DAWN' reported.

21 Nov 2003 description

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21 Nov 2003 description

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Citizens of Afghanistan are cautiously optimistic that a proposed draft constitution being debated will secure a measure of stability and hope in a country that has had precious little of either, says a Church World Service (CWS) humanitarian aid worker just returned from a one-week monitoring visit to Afghanistan.