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31 May 2008 description
Statistical Overview of Returned Afghan Refugees from Pakistan, Iran and None Neighboring Countries, IDPs Caseload and Movements and Reintegration Activities
31 May 2008 description
report Harvard University

Since its declaration of a "War on Terror," the United States has launched a number of strikes within the territory of another state, specifically targeting an individual or group within that state.

31 May 2008 description

KABUL, Afghanistan - ISAF troops celebrated the opening of two new school buildings last week. The Italian contingent, operating in Kabul, inaugurated a new building May 27 in the "Alam Faizad" high school for 1,000 students.

The new building is composed of 10 classrooms plus an internet room with 20 personal computers. The structure, worth about $220,000 was funded by Bolzano province.

Shortly before, French Troops of Regional Command Capital inaugurated another school in Qual He Ye Nirza, a small village north from Kabul.

31 May 2008 description
report Frontier Post

KABUL (Agencies): Afghanistan will ask international donors next month for $4 billion to revive its agricultural sector, but it could be a hard sell with another massive crop of opium expected this year. Despite the sharply rising price of grain, foreign-funded efforts to promote legal alternatives to the narcotic have largely failed. Farmers still make much more from growing poppy, the raw material for heroin, which flourishes amid Afghanistan's Taliban insurgency and rampant lawlessness. Half of the country's production comes from Helmand province, a stronghold of insurgents.

31 May 2008 description

May 31 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1500 GMT on Saturday:

NANGARHAR - A suicide car bomber killed one foreign soldier and wounded six other people, including three civilians, in the city of Jalalabad in the eastern province of Nangarhar, the provincial governor said.

ZABUL - The governor of Qalat District in Zabul Province was shot dead with his bodyguard at his house by unknown gunmen on Friday night, the provincial police chief told Reuters.

WARDAK - A senior member of the National Reconciliation Commission (NRC) was kidnapped along with …

31 May 2008 description


On 23 May, Saudi Arabia announced an extraordinary US$500 million donation to WFP, enabling the UN agency to meet its call for US$755 million to compensate for the increased costs of food and fuel.

31 May 2008 description

In February 2008, FOCUS conducted an assessment to determine the level of food insecurity and affects of the severe winter conditions in communities in the Shikai district of Badakhshan.

Due to the cold weather and frequent onset of avalanches, the FOCUS team were unable to access all the border villages but were able to meet village representatives in nearby locations. A detailed assessment by FOCUS resulted in a collaborative distribution effort of food and medicines by the Badakhshan Governor's Office, the United Nations World Food Programme and other regional aid agencies.

30 May 2008 description

General Assembly
Sixty-third session
Item 68 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of
humanitarian and disaster relief assistance
of the United Nations, including special
economic assistance: strengthening of the
coordination of emergency humanitarian
assistance of the United Nations

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2008
New York, 30 June-25 July 2008
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**
Special economic, humanitarian and disaster