UN warned over Afghan 'time bomb'


Oct 9, 1999
Dozens of relief agencies have urged the United Nations to expand peacekeeping operations across Afghanistan amid growing concerns that rampant insecurity is jeopardising the country's recovery.

As the UN Security Council gathered for a meeting on Afghanistan, 80 agencies warned in an open letter that the situation outside the capital Kabul was so bad that many civilians had started to reminisce about the "better days" under the Islamic fundamentalist Taleban regime.


May 13, 2002
and what do you expect the UN to do? You do realize before the Soviet occupatuion the largest donors of aid to Afghanistan was the US and the USSR. Obviously they invaded, we helped the people of Afghanistan overthrow the occupying force and left them to self rule, they chose the taliban. The US still made sure some aid made it into there though. What did the EU do while Afghanistan slid into chaos under the Taliban? Nothing, the same as they did before the Soviets invaded and after as well. It was not until AL-Queada attacked the US and Bush approached the UN that they even got involved.

Here is what the US is doing in Afghanistan, what is anyone else doing?

Here is a timeline for the lazy....

The United States is providing historic amounts of humanitarian aid to the Afghan people to help them prepare for the opening of school, and to recover from years of civil war, decades of drought and the effects of terrorist rule.

The Taliban have left the Afghan people without even the most basic infrastructure and health, education, and medical services. President Bush has a comprehensive and compassionate program to bring a brighter future of freedom, hope and opportunity to Afghan families.

While humanitarian relief efforts continue to meet immediate needs, reconstruction activities have begun as well. The government has pledged nearly $300 million in this fiscal year alone to help Afghans with relief and reconstruction in the following areas:

Education:In helping the Afghan people rebuild their country, President Bush has placed a central focus on education. When school opened in March 2002, Afghan children began the year with new textbooks, supplies and uniforms.

USAID is printing and distributing nearly 10 million textbooks for science, math and reading for grades 1-12, 4 million of which will be distributed in time for the first day of school. The textbooks are printed in the Afghan languages of Pushtu and Dari and will be accompanied with teachers' kits and other school supplies.

Vaccinations: Rhe American Red Cross, World Health Organization and UNICEF are working together to support a comprehensive campaign to vaccinate 9 million Afghan children against measles.

Health Care: The United States is spending over $10 million to improve health care in Afghanistan. Funds are being used to rehabilitate health clinics, provide primary health care, train community health workers and vaccinate children.

The U.S. government and others are educating Afghans-especially women-on basic health, nutrition, childcare, hygiene and maternal health. USAID is granting an additional $1 million to support the social and economic rehabilitation and integration of landmine victims and other disabled people.

there is so much more than that being done, and you can see yourself with the links I provided.