Top UN officials assess Faryab humanitarian needs
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two high-ranking United Nations (UN) officials on Wednesday visited northwestern Faryab province to closely assess humanitarian activities in the war-affected areas.
Mark Bowden, the UN secretary general’s deputy special envoy and Scott Anderson, the UN humanitarian assistance programme in-charge, met local officials in Maimana, the provincial capital.
Bowden said the visit was a follow-up of an earlier visit by Nicholas Haysom, head of the United Nations Assistance Mission (UNAMA) in Afghanistan.
He said they wanted to assess the situation and examine the UN assistance, humanitarian needs and requirements of the people displaced by the conflict in the province.
He said the UN was acting upon its commitments made with the people of Faryab with regard to humanitarian assistance and wanted to increase the assistance.
Deputy Governor Abdul Sattar Mubariz thanked the UN for its assistance and its representatives for visiting Faryab and praised the world body’s humanitarian efforts.
He said increase in the UN aid and recruiting Faryab youth in UN agencies were some of the demands the people of Faryab had shared with Haysom when he last visited the province.
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