"The situation in Afghanistan has not changed despite the international support to the interim government led by Hamed Karzai", said Julien Bousac, responsible for the Middle East programs in "Médecins du monde".

Bousac indicates that the work of humanitarian organizations in Afghanistan still faces many difficulties even after the fall of Taliban's regime. "Security is not yet stable because of ethnic conflicts, particularly in eastern areas of the country", he says.

imagesCAFV7LOUBousac criticized the inefficiency and the low proportion of Arab humanitarian organizations in Afghanistan. "Those are on ground do not cover all areas of the Afghan people need", he says. According to Bousac, who will lead, starting next month, the missions of "Médecins du monde" in Afghanistan, the difficulties are also the imprisonment of employees of humanitarian organizations and the money paid to the authorities to allow the passage relief convoys.

Bousac added that the future of the work of humanitarian organizations in Afghanistan depend on the support of the transitional government so they can achieve their objective of rebuilding the country.

For its part, the head of the Human Rights Center at to "Médecins du monde", Daniel Chaen, reported barriers that are reducing the flexibility of humanitarian organizations in Afghanistan.

Answering to the statements of Afghan charge d'affaires in Paris in which he said that only 30 to 40% of the primary needs of the Afghan people have been covered, Chaen said : "This is due to lack of resources among others".

According to Chaen, in 2000 the budget for the work of humanitarian organizations in Afghanistan was estimated at 250 million dollars. "The sum paid has not exceeded 20% of this budget", he concluded.