A Reservist's Tale Of A Tour

A Little Human Interest Piece

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It’s not getting a lot of media attention, but Afghanistan is experiencing an abnormally cold winter, particularly Kabul. The impact has been significant on Afghans, in particular Internally Displaced Persons – essentially refugees who still are within Afghanistan. Many Afghans have fled the south where violence is still intense, particular Helmand and Kandahar provinces, for the relative stability of Kabul, but they live in atrocious conditions in camps in the city. Today a New York Times piece caught my eye – it was a follow on a story they did on a camp in Kabul where a large number of children have been killed by the cold – a tragedy compounding Afghanistan’s already having the highest rate of infant mortality in the world. Anyhow, the link is here, and you’ll see the Times also has links to some organizations involved in helping out.


Written by Nick

March 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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