Oct 17, 2001, 12:01 AM
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Afghanistan in efforts relief for funding urgent seek agencies UN a in Center Information Nations United -- IRNA 17, Oct TEHRAN, winter severe with that said Wednesday, here release, press in working agencies UN Afghanistan, in away month a just temperatures to Tuesday governments donor urged region surrounding and country the .funding for appeals emergency to rapidly more respond Ron (UNHCR) Refugees for Commissioner High UN for spokesman A had agency the Monday, of as that Geneva in reporters told Redmond the of contributions cash in million 12 .dlrs some only received of influx possible a for care to needed million 50 dlrs estimated .refugees Afghan new 400,000 million 11 dlrs another pledged formally have governments Donor" .Redmond said cash,'' into translated been not have pledges these but to funds for need urgent agency's the underscored Spokesman The of case in supplies relief pre-position to and preparations continue .refugees Afghans of mass a has it reported meanwhile, Program, Food World Rome-based The million, 257 .dlrs for appeal its of cent per 6 than less received (UNICEF) fund children UN the part its For .pledges generous despite assist to seeking it million 36 dlrs the of half only received has .Afghanistan around and in children vulnerable of millions briefing press a told Hyun Chulho spokesman UNICEF Islamabad, In nine-truck a Kandahar, to delivery relief latest agency's the that had accessories related and hand-pumps 450 carrying convoy UNICEF .afternoon Monday on Kandahar in arrived NGOs to distributed and off-loaded been have material These" camps (person displaced internally) IDP in installed be will they and ''.areas drought-affected other and Kandahar, in prevailing situation insecure the Describing Coordinator Humanitarian UN the for spokesperson a Banker, Stephanie had elements armed unidentified Friday last that said Afghanistan for the inside guard the locked office, UNICEF a into way their forced .computer laptop a including equipment, office stole and guardhouse further from it protect to posted been now have guards Police .said she looting,'' supplies relief other and food that reported also Bunker .Ms the in Herat as well as North the in Mazar-I-Sharif reached had Hazarajat in persons displaced ''internally that warned she But .West very as fortunate'' less far be to appear Highlands Central the and .areas those reaching was assistance little NB/JB End