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02/08/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

UN: Allied Military Gains Not Helping Afghan Women, Delivery Of Aid

U.S. and allied military gains in Afghanistan have failed to yield corresponding progress in delivery of humanitarian aid or protection of women from violence and discrimination, the United Nations said.

Access of aid workers to areas of southern Afghanistan where U.S.-led military forces are concentrating efforts to defeat Taliban insurgents hasn't improved and has worsened in regions where the conflict has spread, UN Assistant Secretary- General Catherine Bragg told reporters today in New York.

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