Officials of the World Health Organization, or W-H-O, in Geneva say they are working hard to block the spread of communicable diseases that could spread in Afghanistan with the onset of winter.
W-H-O officials say they are particularly worried about measles, pneumonia and typhoid. They say water shortages could also be a serious problem.
However, despite the U-S bombing campaign, U-N officials say thousands of Afghan children were inoculated against polio during a three-day campaign that ended Thursday.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the U.N. refugee agency announced that the government of Pakistan has agreed to allow recently arrived Afghan refugees to move into 11 newly established refugee camps in Pakistan. He said the refugees could start moving into the new camps in a day or two.