Tagged: militarization of aid

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Asha collects water supplied by Oxfam & SAACID, Lafole, Somalia. Photo: Oxfam

Oxfam calls on governments meeting at the London Somalia Conference tomorrow to develop a coherent strategy towards the country that shifts away from the emphasis on short term security and anti-terror concerns towards a long term engagement that prioritizes the interests of ordinary Somalis.

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There are few teachers in Jalalabad, Afghanitan, and students have very few books, no chairs or desks and most importantly no shelter from the sun or rain. Credit: Shah Bibi/ACBAR

As President Barrack Obama prepares for a much-anticipated meeting with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai next week in Washington, DC, aid agency Oxfam International urges the two leaders to prioritize the safety of millions of Afghan civilians who continue to be caught in the conflict.

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Afghanistan and militarized aid

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An Afghan soldier on patrol on the streets of Balkh province. Credit: Gulbuddin Elham/Oxfam

As Foreign Ministers gather in London for a major conference on Afghanistan, leading aid agencies warn that the international militaries' use of aid as a “non-lethal” weapon of war may even be putting Afghans at greater risk.

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