Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Afghanistan’s Aid Discussed by Donors

This week donors are meeting in London to discuss aid efforts in Afghanistan. Many Afghans believe that the money is being misused and improperly filtered through the wrong hands. Although progress has been made, such as refurbished hospitals, higher school enrollment rates, new roads, and a more economical currency, big problems remain. Aside from the high poverty rate, Afghanistan has one of the world’s highest mortality rates for women and children. In addition to the high rate of violence against women, one woman dies every 30 minutes in childbirth alone. Modern equipment and better healthcare facilities would help to eliminate this tragic problem. With future aid getting fed through government coffers, Afghanistan is hoping the money will be better managed than it was in the previous years. Click here for more in-depth coverage:


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