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afghan-aid
Jan30

UN asks for $393 million to aid Afghanistan

By: panarmenian.net Source: panarmenian.net The United Nations has launched an appeal for $393 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to reach millions of vulnerable people this year, the Associated Press reports. The UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan, Mark Bowden, and the country’s chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, launched the appeal on Wednesday, Jan 27, in a live national television broadcast. The 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan for Afghanistan targets millions of people in need of food and other essentials, including shelter, health care, nutrition, safe water and other necessities, Abdullah says. Abdullah says he is hopeful that donor countries will match...

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Afgh-migt
Sep28

Is it a “migrant” or “refugee” crisis?

By: Dara Lind Source: VOX Explainer Almost everyone agrees that the tens of thousands of people fleeing into Europe from Syria, Afghanistan, and other locations constitutes a crisis. But there’s no agreement about the solution — whether they should be welcomed or prevented from entering. That split goes so deep that the two sides can’t even agree on what the people entering Europe should be called. To those who view them sympathetically, they’re refugees; to those who want them kept out, they’re migrants. So which side is right? The answer’s complicated. For people in developed countries, there’s a big difference between someone who chooses to leave one...

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Wedding celebrations in Afghanistan turn bloody
Jul28

Wedding celebrations in Afghanistan turn bloody

By: Agencies Source: MWC News At least 20 people have been killed by gunmen who opened fire at a wedding in Afghanistan’s north, officials said. The attack, apparently linked to a feud between two families, happened in the Andarab district of Baghlan province on Sunday night. One family was hosting a wedding as members of a rival family arrived and started shooting at male guests, sources said. The bride and groom survived the attack. Most of the dead were wedding guests aged from 14 years old to 60 years old, Jaweed Basharat, the governor of Baghlan province, told the AP news agency. He said 10 people were also injured. The remote district, with little government presence, has...

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