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30 Oct 2000 description


Overview
The World Food Programme wishes to thank donors for their continued generosity. This year donors have contributed over US $ 1.3 billion, and WFP has used these resources to mobilise over 3.1 million tons of food aid distributed to needy people.

30 Oct 2000 description

By Jack Redden

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The capital of the internationally recognised government of Afghanistan is a town without electricity or piped water where the streets resemble boulder-strewn river beds.

Ever since the Taleban movement overran most of the next province to the west, Burhanuddin Rabbani, president of the beleaguered government still recognised by the world community, has been based in Faizabad, capital of the impoverished mountain province of Badakhshan.

The town, a straggling line of mud and timber houses along the churning Kookcha River, is …

27 Oct 2000 description

In the Taliban's latest push to gain total control of Afghanistan, the civilian population, which has suffered chronic conflict for over two decades, has been subjected to acute hardships of disease, displacement, food shortages and fighting. The situation is set to worsen with the coming winter, but humanitarian assistance is scarce and the UK government refuses to assist.
By Polly Markandya

27 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.

27 Oct 2000 description

ISLAMABAD - The World Food Programme today warned that hundreds of thousands of poor Afghans face starvation in a few months if the agency does not get the resources it needs to continue an emergency operation during Afghanistan's worst drought in decades.

27 Oct 2000 description

This report includes: (A) Resources (B) Executive Board Session (C) Horn of Africa: (1) Kenya, (2) Ethiopia (D) Great Lakes Region: (1) Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Tanzania, (3) Burundi (E) Sierra Leone (F) Angola (G) Palestinian Territory (H) Afghanistan (I) Southeast Asia: (1) Cambodia, (2) Vietnam

26 Oct 2000 description

The European Commission has cleared humanitarian aid for Afghanistan, Somalia, Angola and Sierra Leone totalling euro 11 million. The funding made available through the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) makes up the Commission's contribution to the annual provision of humanitarian food aid to the victims, mainly displaced people, of on-going conflicts in these countries. These programmes will be implemented by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

26 Oct 2000 description
report Xinhua

ISLAMABAD (Oct. 26) XINHUA - Pakistan Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar Thursday said his country is ready to join international efforts to promote a peace agreement among warring Afghan factions.

He made these remarks while addressing the Executive Council meeting of World Muslim Congress here.

26 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

AFGHANISTAN: Russia pledges medical aid for north

25 Oct 2000 description
report Xinhua

ISLAMABAD (Oct. 25) XINHUA - A fresh flood of Afghan refugees is pouring into Pakistan because of war, drought and a worse economic situation in Afghanistan, said a report here on Wednesday.

24 Oct 2000 description

United Nations -- Women are an "under-utilized positive force for peace," U.S. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg said October 24.

24 Oct 2000 description
report UN General Assembly

New York, 24 October 2000
Third Committee of the General Assembly
ITEM 114 (C) Human Rights Questions

24 Oct 2000 description

Refugees from Afghanistan may cross the border into neighboring Tajikistan.

23 Oct 2000 description
report International Alert


NGO Statement read out at the ARRIA FORMULA
Meeting of the UNSC
October 23rd 2000.
The NGO Working Group (1) on Women and International Peace and Security, including International Alert, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Amnesty International, the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, and the Hague Appeal for Peace would like to thank the Government of Namibia for taking this opportunity to bring the issue of women, peace and security to the attention of the United Nations Security Council.

23 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

AFGHANISTAN: Favourable conditions for aid agencies