Astrid Sletten, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council’s office in Kabul, spoke to The World’s Carol Hills about the level of need in Afghanistan and what aid organizations are able to deliver in the current environment.
American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, who were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 and had three children while in captivity, have left Pakistan after being freed.
Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned to Kabul Thursday after ending 15 years of rebellion against the Afghan government. He happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to Star Wars character Count Dooku, the Sith Lord.
Who's to blame? Two militant groups have taken credit. Pakistan's army blames a third group. And some point fingers at the army itself, accusing security forces of fostering the very extremist groups now attacking the country.
When Taliban insurgents seized control of Kunduz last month, they went door-to-door targeting women who work outside the home. Female workers of one aid group knew the risk and escaped — and now plan to return to continue supporting other survivors.
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