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Humanitarian Crisis

This section includes news and articles regarding the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
Date Event Summary
14 February 2002 Aid packages ignore starving Afghans Rahim Dad had eight mouths to feed and the drought had stolen his crops, his oxen and his goats. So he sold the most valuable asset he had left: his 12-year-old daughter.
21 January 2002 Too Early to Declare Hunger Crisis Averted in Afghanistan

The Associated Press reported yesterday that Afghan villagers in Bonavash are starving while attempting to survive by eating grass. The following statement, released today (Jan. 9) by the Institute for Public Accuracy, is from James Jennings, president of the humanitarian aid organization Conscience International. Jennings will return to Afghanistan on Jan. 16 for the group's third mission since May, bringing assistance with food, blankets and health care.

21 January 2002 $3 billion in aid pledged to Afghanistan

TOKYO (Reuters) - A high-profile aid meeting for war-ravaged Afghanistan headed for success Monday after donors said they would give more than $3 billion to rebuild the country to ensure it never again became a breeding ground for terrorism.

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The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia was formed in 1993 to combat rising religious intolerance in South Asia and to campaign for peace and justice in the region. We are committed to working towards a just, non-violent resolution of the crisis we are currently living through. If you are interested in joining us in this work, please call 617-983-3934 or e-mail

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