Oct 8, 2001, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9031370
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Afghanistan to aid of delivery increased for call NGOs .Intl statesmen a released have NGOs International -- IRNA 8, Oct Islamabad, seriously are they saying Islamabad, capital, Pakistani the in 'notbeing are Afghanistan inside people of needs the because worried, .adequately' met aid more for need the emphasize to important very was it felt We" for spokeswoman Laczo, Mona Afghanistan, inside now right needed .said Oxfam, in are Afghanistan in people million six said has .N.U The the in flee might million 5.1 to up whom of food, of need desperate $584 US of appeal an launched recently It .attacks -led.S.U of event 'stunning called has it what of crisis a avert help to million .proportions' currently are refugees potential these that remembered be must It" by signed and issued statement, the "country, closed a inside trapped .said Afghanistan, in working NGOs 19 in borders their closed have Afghanistan neighboring countries All .refugees of influx huge potentially a of face the Afghan biggest the of one host each already Iran and Pakistan longer no can they said have and world, the in communities refugee .burden the shoulder food more ensure to was NGOs the of concern main the said Laczo .obstacles despite Afghanistan enter could most through spread staff national 120 of total a has still Oxfam western the Kabul, capital, the including Afghanistan, of areas major are staff These .region northern the and Herat, of province to forced was which WFP, with cooperation in food distributing aid international all when ago weeks three deliveries its suspend .closed were borders the and country the left workers but Afghanistan, inside working staff national 700 had .N.U The may some as 'undetermined', is now has it staff of number the says of event the in locations safer of search in stations their left have .hostilities send to managed has and shipments, resumed WFP week last However, month per mt 52,000 to up scaling of hope the with food of mt 4,500 in .disaster humanitarian a avert to order in operate to managing still were staff national Oxfam's said Laczo operations .N.U on blackout communication a despite extent some to .phones satellite using from banned been having and Afghanistan inside urgent an is there but Afghanistan, inside stopped hasn't Work" .stressed she "in, sets winter the before in food more get to need if deliveries the out carry to us allow to Taliban the on call We" Laczo "Afghans, innocent of lives the save to chance a have to are we .said roads major and areas remote that mean will winter of onset The operate to continuing also is Oxfam .snowfall by off cut be will attendant birth a starting is and clinics, education and health .program training more be would it that shown had experience past that added Laczo some still was there where homes, their in Afghans assist to effective support to able were people and infrastructure of semblance .camps in them helping than rather themselves, conflict-affected new of needs the meet may camps while said She the with borders the to people attract also would they refugees, .help of expectation of event the in do would Afghans thought she what about Asked when and if open will borders hope We" :said Laczo action, military ".cross to able be will Afghans that] [so action military is there MMZ/AH End