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Rebuilding of Afghanistan is hampered by the Taliban

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 09 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:324
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    A five year plan to restore security, combat opium cultivation, and help development in Afghanistan was launched at a conference on reconstruction in the country in London last week.

    The World Food Programme told the conference that “over 50% of children are malnourished,” and it reminded donors “that humanitarian assistance to poor and hungry Afghans—often living in troubled areas—is an important part of achieving peace.”

    The World Bank warned that reconstruction “will be severely affected unless pervasive gender gaps are addressed.” It pointed out: “Afghanistan's …

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