Aid agencies in Afghanistan see cause for concern

Friday, April 03, 2009

International aid organizations are expected to release a report today outlining their concerns over the expected troop surge in Afghanistan. This report comes as world leaders are gathered to celebrate NATO's 60th birthday party and President Obama is expected to ask NATO allies to contribute more troops to Afghanistan. But the western aid agencies are worried that more troops will lead to more civilian casualties, a big problem in the effort to win over the Afghan population. To explain their concerns over President Obama's plan is Matt Waldman is head of policy at Oxfam International in Kabul, Afghanistan.

"This is not only about security and military objectives, this is also about the Afghan people and providing a better life for them."
—Matt Waldman head of policy at Oxfam International on aid to Afghanistan

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