Aid to Afghanistan

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Decades of civil war, the proxy war between the US and Soviet Union, and the war on terrorism have devastated Afghanistan, leaving 6 million people hungry. Now, the United Nations World Food Program plans one of its largest humanitarian missions ever. But cold weather, bandits, bad roads and land mines aren't the only obstacles to distributing food and providing shelter. We look at the challenging logistics and potential risks of providing humanitarian aid to Afghanistan with a spokesman for the UN World Food Program and the former Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs during the Clinton administration.
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Elliot School of International Affairs

Foreign Policy

Landmine Survivors Network

Race to the Bottom

UN World Food Program

US State Department

European Union

The Washington Post



Warren Olney