UNHCR: Afghanistan is stunted by poverty, despite aid

03/31/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The · Google

Poverty, corruption and violence are hobbling development efforts in Afghanistan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says in a report. Though the country received an estimated $35 billion in economic aid between 2002 and 2009, a third of the population is destitute while and international armed forces ignore blatant corruption in favor of security concerns, the report charges.

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