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15 Sep 2003 description
report Christian Aid

UN wheat handouts are not only undermining the cereal market for Afghan farmers. They encourage the cultivation of lucrative opium poppies too, writes Dominic Nutt.

14 Aug 2003 description
report Christian Aid

Aid agencies call on Jack Straw to widen the UN's Afghan peacekeeping mandate.
Christian Aid and other aid agencies have appealed to the foreign secretary, Jack Straw, to sponsor a UN resolution to expand the role of the multinational security force in Afghanistan.

05 Jun 2003 description
report Christian Aid

As Hamid Karzai meets Tony Blair in London, Christian Aid is backing the Afghan president's repeated calls for a massive expansion of international peacekeeping force. There is an ideal opportunity for this to happen now that NATO has agreed to take control of the peacekeeping duties in August.