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Afghanistan Aid

Matt Sledge

As Afghanistan Drawdown Looms, Inspector General Warns Of Graft | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

America's watchdog for Afghanistan is watching the country slip away. "Every time I visit, I am told by people that we are succeeding," says John S...

Weak Military Oversight Creates Risk Of Afghan Aid Fraud, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

The U.S. military's command in charge of the transition in Afghanistan has not assessed the risk of sending billions of dollars directly to that count...

Despite Billions In Aid, Afghans Can't Find Work

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of men, some on crutches, all wearing tattered clothing, gather shortly before dawn at majo...

Your Taxes at War

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Afghans Worry About Children's Fate As Aid Grant Set To Expire

AP | By KIM GAMEL | Posted 02.27.2013 | Impact

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan street children are packed into classrooms, raising their hands to answer math questions and bending their heads over art...

Joshua Hersh

Afghanistan War Waste: Lawmakers Gear Up For Fight Over Development Aid | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.03.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Top Democratic lawmakers are gearing up for a fight to drastically scale back America's foreign aid to Afghanistan when Congress returns...

Donors Offer $16 Billion In Afghanistan Aid

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

TOKYO — International donors offered $16 billion in development aid for Afghanistan on Sunday to show there will not be a mass exodus from the c...

Obama To Ask For Civilian Afghan Aid Through 2017

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

TOKYO — The Obama administration will ask Congress to sustain U.S. assistance for Afghanistan near the average amount it has been over the last ...

Donors Pledge $16 Billion In Aid To Afghanistan

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

TOKYO — International donors pledged Sunday $16 billion in badly needed development aid for Afghanistan over the next four years when most forei...

"I Love You, But I'm Leaving": Afghanistan's Alimony

Sonia Pinto | Posted 09.05.2012 | World
Sonia Pinto

At May's NATO summit in Chicago, some points were made clear. Afghans have two years to get their act together, backtrack, and tastefully re-embrace participatory politics. So what happens if they don't?

Crucial Conference On Afghan Aid

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan will seek at least $4 billion from international donors this weekend at a crucial aid conference aimed at propping u...

No Time to Abandon Afghan Women

David Cortright | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
David Cortright

Afghan women and girls have achieved significant social and economic gains over the last decade. These achievements must be protected as foreign troops begin to withdraw and political negotiations seek to end the war.

IMF Reportedly Approves $129 Million Loan To Afghanistan

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan got a new line of credit Tuesday from the International Monetary Fund, which said the struggling government had...

Despite Billions Of Dollars In Aid, Violence In Afghanistan At Its Worst

Posted 10.06.2011 | World

KABUL (Reuters) - The global community has failed to create a politically stable and economically viable Afghanistan despite pouring billions of d...

Aid, Not War In Afghanistan

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

We recognize that legitimate ethical and moral issues are at stake in Afghanistan, but we humbly believe there is a better way than war to address these important issues.

Was Afghanistan Aid A Huge Waste Of Money?

LA Times | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

U.S. officials had pledged to improve the aid program begun by the George W. Bush administration. But pouring more money into Afghanistan has only und...

Ex-Pentagon Adviser: Afghan Aid Money 'Should Be Slashed Immediately'

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — By pumping more than $100 million into a hydropower plant, the United States sought to improve the lives of Afghans and win the hea...

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

Bloomberg | Bill Varner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. and allied military gains in Afghanistan have failed to yield corresponding progress in delivery of humanitarian aid or protection of women from ...

Amanda Terkel

Watchdog: U.S. Risks Wasting Billions In Afghan Security Aid Given 'Inadequate Planning' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United States is at risk of wasting roughly $11.4 billion unless it comes up with a plan for constructing and maintaining nearly 900...

UN Seeks $7.4 Billion For Urgent World Aid In 2011

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

GENEVA — The United Nations is asking governments and private donors for a record $7.4 billion next year to provide 50 million people worldwide ...

House Panel Denies Billions In Aid To Afghanistan Pending Corruption Probes

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A key House panel voted Wednesday to cut off almost $4 billion in aid to the government of Afghanistan pending an investigation int...

Some Contractors In Afghanistan Allegedly Paying Protection Money To Taliban

Politics Daily | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Some international contractors, hired by the United States to build roads and other large construction projects in Afghanistan, are paying Taliban ins...