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26 Nov 2001 description

Aid delivery

Efforts are being made to enable a smoother flow of aid into Afghanistan.

The UN hopes to rehabilitate the Tajik port of Nizhni Pyanz which could become an important crossing point for humanitarian aid.

02 Nov 2001 description

Aid delivery

Concern about the welfare of the residents in the Afghan city of Kandahar is growing with the World Food Programme reporting no food aid in the city from any source.

Before September 11, the agency had been supplying monthly food rations to 150,000 people in the city. The agency is now assembling a convoy of 55 trucks to take aid to Kandahar and Herat.

The World Food Programme says the number of hungry people in Kabul is increasing but security problems may make it impossible to continue food distributions in the capital.

12 Oct 2001 description

Aid delivery

The World Food Programme has resumed shipments of food to Afghanistan after suspending them earlier in the week because of the US-led military offensive.

The organisation is now sending 1,000 tonnes of wheat to the capital Kabul. Reports indicate the roads are safe.

UNHCR plans to resume airlifting relief supplies from Denmark to Pakistan this week. The agency continues to build up stockpiles of relief items in border areas.

More than 3,000 tents from Karachi have been sent to Peshawar and Quetta near the border with Afghanistan.