News release

16 September 2004

Rome Afghanistan\'s agriculture has suffered widespread crop failure caused by below average rains as well as plant and animal diseases, according to a joint report issued by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WFP. More than six million Afghans will need food and non-food assistance in the coming year.

16 September 2004

Kabul Only four days after several UN compounds in the western Afghan city of Herat were ransacked, WFP has resumed operations from the city by dispatching a badly needed food convoy to the neighbouring Ghor province to assist nearly 40,000 drought-affected people.

26 August 2004

Kabul - WFP has completed the largest de-worming campaign ever undertaken, reaching over 4.5 million schoolchildren in Afghanistan.