Posts Tagged ‘Aghanistan’

3 days ago

KABUL (AFP) — The NATO-led military in Afghanistan said Friday six civilians had died after coming into contact with its forces, just days before a new US commander arrives vowing to minimise non-combatant deaths. (more…)

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By Reuters News

* Aid work more dangerous than U.N. peacekeeping

* Locals most at risk

* Somalia, Afghanistan and Sudan drive rising trend

Soaring violence in Somalia and Afghanistan helped make 2008 the most dangerous year on record for aid workers, with 122 killed while carrying out their work, a report showed on Monday.

Aid work is now more risky than U.N. peacekeeping as attacks become increasingly politically motivated in some countries, researchers said.


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