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13 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

AFGHANISTAN: UN calls for polio ceasefire extension

13 Oct 2000 description

Islamabad (Office of the United Nations Co-ordinator for Afghanistan), 13 October 2000 - Despite some reported cease-fire violations in Takhar and other areas, the fall round of National Immunisation Days (NIDs) for polio eradication was successfully inaugurated in six regions of Afghanistan - North, South, East, West, Central, and Southeast. In Badakhshan and Takhar, the cease-fire allowed movement of staff and supplies for the campaign. However, due to logistical delays, immunisation is now scheduled from 14 to 16 October.

13 Oct 2000 description

Tajik Foreign Minister Talbak Nazarov met with visiting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Sadeq Kharrazi in Dushanbe on 12 October, Asia Plus-Blitz reported. The two discussed the potential threat posed to both their countries by an influx of refugees fleeing the fighting in neighboring Afghanistan.

13 Oct 2000 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.

13 Oct 2000 description

This report includes: (A) Palestinian Territory (B) Southeast Asia Floods: Cambodia, Vietnam (C) Central Asia Drought: Afghanistan, Georgia (D) DPR Korea (E) Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea (F) Great Lakes: DR Congo, Republic of Congo, Burundi (G) Sierra Leone (H) Southern Africa: Angola, Namibia

12 Oct 2000 description

The global death toll in young children has dropped sharply in recent decades, according to a new study by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) which finds that despite many gains, some countries may be losing ground in the fight against child mortality.

12 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

IRAN: Afghan refugee programme "proceeding positively"

11 Oct 2000 description

Afghanistan is struggling to cope with its worst drought in three decades after winter rains failed for the second successive year.

11 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

AFGHANISTAN: Dearth of seeds threatens food deficit

11 Oct 2000 description
report Islamic Relief

On the 14th June 2000, Islamic Relief's Pakistan office delivered $15,000 worth of food aid to 8,000 of the worst affected people in Kandahar province, in Southern Afghanistan.

10 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

AFGHANISTAN: Over 10,000 displaced in Baghlan

10 Oct 2000 description

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

09 Oct 2000 description

Ministry for Emergency Situations official Yurii Brazhnikov told Interfax on 7 October that his ministry has already sent one plane-load of humanitarian aid to Dushanbe in anticipation that the ongoing fighting in northern Afghanistan will trigger an influx of refugees into Tajikistan. Brazhnikov said that a maximum of 150,000 Afghans will be allowed to enter Tajikistan. He did not say whether that figure was arrived at in consultation with the Tajik government.

09 Oct 2000 description

Islamabad (Office of the United Nations Co-ordinator for Afghanistan), 9 October 2000 -- A recent joint mission comprised of UN and NGO staff has assessed the situation of displaced persons in Baghlan Province in northern Afghanistan.

06 Oct 2000 description

This report includes: (A) South-East Asia Floods: Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos (B) DPR Korea (C) West and Central Asia Drought: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Armenia and Georgia (D) Israel / Palestinian Territory (E) Kenya (F) Tanzania (G) Mozambique (H) Sierra Leone (I) East Timor (J) Russian Federation / Northern Caucasus

06 Oct 2000 description

Islamabad (Office of the United Nations Co-ordinator for Afghanistan), 6 October 2000 -- Both the Taliban and the Northern Alliance have given their commitment to respect a cease-fire during the next rounds of National Immunisation Days (NIDs) against poliomyelitis, from 10-12 October and from 13-15 November 2000. Based on the figures of the May/June 2000 NIDs in Afghanistan, the target figure is 5.33 million children.

06 Oct 2000 description

Dushanbe pushes for action as Afghanistan's civil war gets within ten kilometres of the Tajik frontier