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12 Oct 2001 description
report Christian Aid

Situation update

12 Oct 2001 description
report Human Rights Watch

(New York, October 12, 2001) The United States should not use antipersonnel landmines in Afghanistan and should take extra care not to drop food into areas that have been mined by others, Human Rights Watch urged today.

12 Oct 2001 description
report Oxfam

Dear Prime Minister,

12 Oct 2001 description

At a Glance:

  • Another day lost in Pakistan preparations
  • Seventh relief flight for UNHCR operation lands in Pakistan
Another Day Lost in Pakistan Preparations

UNHCR Friday spent its fifth day unable to resume crucial preparations in Pakistan for a possible influx of Afghans. Because of the ongoing fragile security situation and demonstrations in Pakistan, international staff in Peshawar and Quetta were once again unable to go to the field, proceed with work on identifying and preparing camp sites or monitor border crossings.

Some local production of relief items in …

12 Oct 2001 description
report American Red Cross

Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, RedCross.org

11 Oct 2001 description

Margaret Emery, Hiram Ruiz and Jeff Drumtra
(The authors are policy analysts for the US Committee for Refugees.)

11 Oct 2001 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

11 Oct 2001 description

Appropriation of Milk, Water and Biscuits

11 Oct 2001 description
report IRIN

ISLAMABAD, 11 October (IRIN) - In response to the UN Secretary-General's appeal, some US $737 million has been committed by donor nations, the bulk from the US and Japan, for emergency aid to Afghanistan. The speed and scale of the response prompted a UN official in Islamabad to call it "nothing short of amazing".

11 Oct 2001 description
report IRIN

ISLAMABAD, 11 October (IRIN) - Amnesty International on Thursday warned the international community of a possible deterioration in the human rights situation in Central Asia. It said governments there were using the "war against terrorism" as an excuse to further undermine respect for human rights. "We are worried about the Uzbek president's statement on the lack of tolerance on banned groups, given the country's track record on human rights violations," Judit Arenas, spokeswoman for Amnesty International in London, told IRIN on Thursday.

11 Oct 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Asia
Tel: +92 51 2211451
Fax: +92 51 2211450

11 Oct 2001 description

WFP has launched a US$257 emergency operation to feed 7.5 million Afghans as it steps up its efforts to deliver 52,000 metric tonnes of food aid over the next month to six million people inside Afghanistan.

11 Oct 2001 description

(Says U.S., UN preparing for new flows of refugees) (1070)

The United States is working with the international community to prepare to help as many as 1.5 million new refugees from Afghanistan in the coming months, said Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Alan Kreczko.

Testifying October 10 before a joint hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs and Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism, Kreczko said the U.N.

11 Oct 2001 description

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's briefing in Islamabad by the United Nations offices for Pakistan and Afghanistan (excluding the Question and Answer session).

11 Oct 2001 description
report Mercy Corps

Several new Mercy Corps activities have been initiated this week as part of the agency' s ongoing commitment to provide life-saving operations and
services to people in Afghanistan and neighboring countries. Mercy Corps' overriding goal at this time is to identify any and all ways the agency can
help ease the suffering of innocent people. The actions taken this week will help the agency respond quickly and efficiently to the growing humanitarian crisis in that region.

11 Oct 2001 description
report GOAL

The humanitarian organisation GOAL today resumed deliveries of aid to hungry and frightened people in the Samangan province, Mazar el Shariff in Northern Afghanistan, one of the areas of the country worst affected by drought and which has been bombed recently.

11 Oct 2001 description
report Tearfund

Airdrops of food by military planes over Afghanistan are compromising the neutrality of humanitarian assistance, according to Tearfund, one of the UK's largest relief and development agencies. The agency is calling for diplomatic efforts, involving a third party if necessary, to establish safe areas for delivering supplies to the hungry.