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0 Bizarre Range of Aid Projects in Afghanistan

With millions to spend on aid projects on Afghanistan, the US has managed to provide funding for some rather strange projects. The New York Times reports on the range of grant recipients that have managed to succeed and fail. One group, Young Women for Change, run by an Afghan woman attending college in…

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0 Aid Workers Mapped: The Rise of Violence Against Aid Workers

The US Department of State compiled a map showing the location and number of aid worker victims since 2001. It is careful to mark the important point that the majority of these workers are national staff members. When the headlines report kidnapped or killed staff they often lead with the…