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30 Sep 2005 description


Parliamentary and provincial council elections pass off relatively peacefully but turnout is much lower than in presidential elections

A number of candidates are killed or injured, both before and after the elections.

President Karzai raises questions about the continuing need for US involvement in counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan.

With Turkmenistan's gas reserves less than expected, the prospects for a trans-Afghanistan pipeline appear less likely.

BAAG Afghanistan Monthly Review


During the period leading up to the elections, a …

09 Sep 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Period covered: 23 May to 28 August, 2005

Appeal coverage: 109.4%

Appeal history:

- Launched on 31 March 2005 for CHF 2,235,000 (USD 1,925,894 or EUR 1,451,770) for 6 months to assist 70,000 beneficiaries.

- Operations Update No.

08 Sep 2005 description
report European Commission


Update of MEMO/05/156

Brussels, 8 September 2005 - Since the fall of the Taliban, the stabilisation of Afghanistan has been a major external priority for the European Union. The European Union (EU) has been a key supporter of Afghanistan’s transition, providing substantial political, military and humanitarian and reconstruction aid.