The Survival Guide to Kabul©

Published internationally in July 2003 as Kabul: The Bradt Mini Guide.

First published in Kabul in September 2002 as a pamphlet.

 

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United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) in Kabul is based inside the World Food Programme compound just beyond the Char-i-Zanbaq roundabout and across from UNAMA compound B. Tel: 070 28 2817–826, extension 2443 for flight information, arrival and departure times; extension 2444/45/46 for seat availability; kabul.unhas@wfp.org. UNHAS is open every day, 08.00–12.00 and 12.30–16.00, except Fridays.

 

In Pakistan UNHAS is based at House 4, Street 5, F/8-3; tel: +92 51 2264101, 2264077, 2264203, 2264284; fax: 2264054; islamabad.unhas@wfp.org. You can also contact Ajmal Amini (tel: +92 320 450 7255; ajmal.amini@wfp.org) or Howard Meredith (tel: +92 320 450 7256; howard.meredith@wfp.org).

 

Air Serv PACTEC office in Wazir Akbar Khan, Street 12; tel: +93 70 28 2679; bookingkbl@pactec.net. Islamabad tel: +92 51 210 5261, 300 850 8816; pakbooking@airserv.org; www.airserv.org. Air Serv is a humanitarian charter-flight service operating across Afghanistan and to Pakistan.

 

Courier services

DHL (www.dhl.com) Wazir Akbar Khan, Street 10, House 310; tel: 070 27 6362/63, 020 2101891; kbl_hdesk@af.dhl.com. Open 08.00–18.00 every day. There’s also a DHL office at the Mustafa Hotel and at Bagram air base. DHL have daily flights to Afghanistan.

 

Federal Express (www.fedex.com) Karte 3, Khai Street, House 326; tel: 070 28 6028/29, 020 2500525. Open 08.00–18.30, closed Fridays.

 

TNT (www.tnt.com) Turabaz Khan Crossroads; tel: +93 70 27 6503, 020 2200266. Open 08.00–17.00, closed Fridays.

 

Security briefings and news conferences

ICRC NGO security briefings on Thursdays at Shahre Naw, ICRC HQ, 08:30.

UN NGO security briefings on Saturdays at UNDP compound, 14:00.

ACBAR NGO security briefings on Mondays, 09:00.

UNAMA pressers Thursdays and Sundays at UNAMA Compound B, 10:00.

ISAF pressers everyday at ISAF HQ, opposite US Embassy, 09:30.

 

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