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19 Nov 2003 description
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Afghans in secure areas are optimistic but fear window of opportunity is closing, NGO Consortium finds
In a survey released today by the Human Rights Research & Advocacy Consortium, Afghans surveyed in relatively secure areas are positive about the present (83% feel safer than 3 years ago) and hopeful for the future (78% believe Afghanistan will be more peaceful a year from now). Even in these areas, however, there are strong geographical disparities--Gardez and Kandahar respondents feel 30% less optimistic about Afghanistan's hope for peace in a year's time.

12 Nov 2003 description
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Recommends ISAF Security Support Teams to Ensure Afghanistan's future

16 Oct 2003 description
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Calls on NATO to take required action
Witnessing the deterioration of security in Afghanistan over the last year, CARE International welcomes NATO's recent agreement on the political basis for expansion of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the unanimous vote of United Nations Security Council on 13 October 2003, authorising the expansion of ISAF beyond Kabul.

07 Oct 2003 description
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KABUL, (October 07, 2003) - Attacks against aid workers in Afghanistan have increased dramatically over recent months, as the adjacent CARE chart shows.

16 Sep 2003 description
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ATLANTA (Sept. 16, 2003) - "Putting Afghanistan on the road to peace needs more than good intentions, it needs urgent action," the humanitarian organization CARE and the Center on International Cooperation said in a policy brief issued today.

15 Sep 2003 description
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The Afghan people have been promised a lot in the last two years. New rules for a new world would be written in their country. Regime change would deliver Afghans, finally, from oppression and violence, while a Marshall Plan would give them a chance to rebuild their lives.1 Almost two years later, they are still waiting. Much of the country remains a tinderbox, with reconstruction all but stalled, and ordinary Afghans wondering if reality will ever match the rhetoric.

10 Sep 2003 description
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More money for economic and political rebuilding needed, as in Iraq

11 Aug 2003 description
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Atlanta, (August 11, 2003) - Now that NATO has taken command of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, its priority should be to expand ISAF's mandate. CARE and the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR) called for this expansion in statements released today.

24 Jul 2003 description
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ATLANTA , United States (July 24, 2003) - CARE, as a member of the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR), calls on the international community to assume its responsibilities and address the security situation in Afghanistan now.

23 Jun 2003 description
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Afghanistan has reached a crossroads, and the choice is clear and stark: Stay on the path of peace and progress or return to the all-too-familiar terrain of civil war and poverty.

17 Jun 2003 description
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Atlanta, (June 17, 2003) - CARE is calling on the U. S. government to support a broader NATO mission when the organization assumes leadership of the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul on August 10. CARE has been fighting poverty in Afghanistan for 30 years and believes it is critical for the United States to focus immediately on insecurity in the country.

04 Apr 2003 description
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ATLANTA (April 4, 2003) - As the debate rages within the Bush Administration over civilian versus military control of humanitarian assistance in Iraq once the war ends, it would be wise for all parties to take a hard look at Afghanistan. Last week, a humanitarian worker, Ricardo Munguia of the International Committee of the Red Cross, was murdered in Uruzgan province in southern Afghanistan. As many observers feared, violence and threats against individuals associated with international aid efforts in Afghanistan have increased since the beginning of the war in Iraq.

19 Feb 2003 description
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For more than 50 years, CARE has helped people survive war and rebuild in its aftermath. This work is integral to our poverty-fighting mission because the brutal consequences of war last long after the guns are silent. People cannot overcome poverty when their village has been plundered, when the schoolhouse has been bombed or when the fields' only fruits are deadly landmines.

19 Feb 2003 description
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More than 20 years of military conflict and three years of drought had devastated much of Afghanistan prior to Sept. 11, 2001. The country experienced the collapse of basic social services and government infrastructure, widespread food shortages and the displacement of millions of people. After the U.S.-led coalition forces toppled the Taliban, the country faced many challenges in its efforts to rebuild. Insecurity in the form of armed conflict and banditry persist in many areas of the country.

14 Jan 2003 description
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A New Year's Resolution to Keep: Secure a Lasting peace in Afghanistan

13 Jan 2003 description
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ATLANTA (Jan. 13, 2003) - "Military engagement in reconstruction is no substitute for security," the humanitarian organization CARE said in an Afghanistan policy brief issued today. "Only international military forces can fill the immediate security gap in Afghanistan today." The organization, which has been fighting poverty in Afghanistan for 30 years, believes that now is not the time for U.S.-led Coalition forces to sacrifice a focus on security for reconstruction work that could and should be coordinated through civilian channels.