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European Humanitarian Aid to Afghan Refugees - 2001-10-11


U-N officials say humanitarian aid deliveries from Europe to help Afghan refugees are scheduled to resume today (Thursday).

The U-N High Commissioner for Refugees says the first of 10 flights since October second are to leave Denmark for Pakistan today (Thursday). The U-N refugee agency says it is stockpiling supplies in the Pakistani cities of Peshawar and Quetta in anticipation of thousands of Afghan refugees.

Meanwhile, officials from the U-N World Food Program say a convoy of 40 trucks carrying one thousand tons of food aid from Pakistan is scheduled to reach the Afghan capital, Kabul today (Thursday).

Another convoy with one thousand tons of food aid from Turkmenistan is en route to the northern Afghan town of Andkhoi, while a third convoy carrying 100-tons of wheat flour from Iranian city of Mashhad is on its way to the western Afghan city of Herat.

The World Food Program says it eventually aims to deliver 52-thousand tons of food aid each month to the Afghan people.

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