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BOGOTA (AlertNet) – Humanitarian aid meant for floods victims in Colombia is being resold in public squares and distributed by local government officials to garner political support among affected communities, Colombia’s leading daily, El Tiempo reported. (more…)

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By: ReliefWeb News

Source: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)

In Afghanistan we are helping build security for the Afghan people, protecting our citizens and defending the values of freedom, democracy and human rights. Our common security is closely tied to the stability and security of Afghanistan and the region: an area of the world from where extremists planned attacks against civilian populations and democratic governments and continue to plot today. Through our UN-mandated mission, supported by our International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) partners, and working closely with the Afghan government, we remain committed for the long-run to supporting a democratic Afghanistan that does not become, once more, a base for terror attacks or a haven for violent extremism that destabilises the region and threatens the entire International Community. For this reason Afghanistan remains the Alliance’s key priority.

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With reservations, countries pledge $17 billion in aid for Afghanistan
By Helene Cooper
Thursday, June 12, 2008

PARIS: The United States, Europe and more than 60 other countries and international institutions offered more than $17 billion in aid for Afghanistan at a donors conference here Thursday. But amid the public pledges of support, officials were fretting over whether the Afghan government is doing all it can to make sure the money goes to rebuilding and not into the pockets of warlords and corrupt government officials.

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