11 Apr 2007

PR# 2007-296

Humanitarian groups meet with Nuristan PRT

JALALABAD AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Members of ISAF’s Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team hosted 13 members of the United Nations Assistance Mission-Afghanistan April 7 at Kala Gush.

The group consisted of United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations Department of Safety and Security, World Health Organization, UNAMA Human Rights and UNAMA Political Affairs. The Nurgaram District sub-governor and the provincial director of finance were also present.

PRT members, UNAMA group members and local officials discussed cooperation during current and future humanitarian endeavors. Participants agreed to share all information on projects and programs with local, provincial and PRT officials.

PRT members also offered to “partner with,” or assist, UNAMA team efforts in Nuristan. This agreement will ensure resources are well managed and local humanitarian efforts are not duplicated.

Participants described the meeting as productive, providing a clear and positive view of upcoming and currently evolving efforts in the province.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/