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Left 'destitute'

Posted on May 9, 2007  |   1826 views  

"The road is smelly and there is rubble everywhere," says one villager, Amir Jan. "It needs to be fixed." The reconstruction work is organised by "community development councils". These locally-elected bodies decide which reconstruction projects to prioritise and seek funding for. But as the violence in Afghanistan intensifies, there is concern that money promised by the West may not be forthcoming.


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