Government of Japan contributes to key UNDP trust funds

The Government of Japan has donated a further US$ 7.9 million to two key UNDP trust funds in Afghanistan. US$ 5 million goes to the Counter Narcotics Trust Fund which supports counter narcotics rel

The Government of Switzerland contributes to the recruitment of 300 extra women into Afghanistan’s police system

300 extra women will be recruited into Afghanistan’s police force thanks to a contribution from the Swiss Government through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to the UNDP administ

Government and UN Join Forces for Afghanistan’s Youth on

Kabul, Afghanistan, 11th July 2006 - The Government of Afghanistan and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) joined forces today to mark ‘World Population Day’. The event is being marked across t

31% Afghan Child Labourers Work For 9-15 Hours Per Day

Kabul – The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) releases its research report on the situation of child labourers in Afghanistan, which is the result of extensive field research act

CJFE Calls for Nominations for Press Freedom Awards

In dozens of countries around the world, journalists regularly face obstacles in order to get the news out. Whether the threats be judicial, physical or otherwise, these dedicated and principled indiv

Annual drive to prevent diarrhoeal deaths gets underway in Afghanistan

Kabul 19 June 2006 – In an effort to control outbreaks of diarrhoeal disease during the summer, Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health will launch its annual public awareness campaign this week, back

A Mine Explodes in a Bus in Kandahar City

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 15, 2006) —Today at 7:30 am, a mine exploded in a bus that was carrying a number of interpreters and workers to Kandahar Airport in Dorahi Kabul neighbourhood in District 5 o

The United States Donates Vehicles to Afghan National Police

A ceremony commemorating the donation of a fleet of vehicles took place today at the Ministry of Interior. The 8567 vehicles, valued $244 million, were donated by the United States in an effort to imp

Afgahn Gervornment introduces New Road Toll System

Afghanistan has had a road toll system in the past but is no longer in effect. The new system will use colour coded permits (decals or stickers) that are valid for different periods of time. The stick

Bodies of aid workers killed in helicopter crash recovered

KABUL (IRIN) - US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan have recovered the bodies of seven Turkmen aid workers, most of them doctors, who were killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan in Janu

The media of Afghanistan – a vision for the future

Over sixty Afghan and international media representatives will join together this week for a Media Review and Planning Conference. Representatives from television, print and radio outlets will join

France Donates Equipments to National Interdiction Unit of Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan

Kabul, The police attaché office of France embassy in Kabul, donated some equipments with the total cost of $100,000, to National Interdiction Unit of Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (NIU, CNP

President Karzai Calls Zarqawi's Death a Severe Blow for Terrorism

Arg, Kabul Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, called the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi a severe blow for terrorism and a major success in the war on international terroris

FAO launches avian influenza project

KABUL (IRIN) - In an effort to combat Avian Influenza, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched a new project to strengthen surveillance of the deadly virus in Afghanist

UK donates US $71 million to southern province

KABUL (IRIN) - The British government is donating US $71 million to boost security and economic development in the southern Afghan province of Helmand province, UK officials in Kabul confirmed on Tues

President Karzai Expresses His Deep Regret at the Unfortunate Incident in Kabul

Arg, Kabul – H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, appealed to the people to remain calm and practise restraint after this morning's traffic accident, which killed 5 peo

Deadly riots follow traffic accident

KABUL (IRIN) - At least eight people were killed and more than 100 injured after a deadly traffic accident involving US troops sparked a demonstration in the Afghan capital Kabul, on Monday. The i

BREAKING NEWS: US open fire on civilians in Khair Khana District

Tolo TV: Earlier this morning US Military vehicles were involved in a major car pile up in the Khair Khana district of Kabul resulting in at least 8 deaths. Witnesses have indicated that shots were f

World Bank Supports Water and Agriculture Sectors in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2006 ? The World Bank today approved a US$60 million package of assistance to Afghanistan, of which a US$40 million grant will support urban water supply services, and a US$20 mill

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) faces funding crisis

KABUL, (IRIN) - Food assistance to some 2.7 million vulnerable Afghans this winter, along with many other food programmes for the country, are now under threat, unless more than US $30 million in fund

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