3 facts about Afghanistan and militarized aid

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

Aid is often tied to the armed forces in Afghanistan

An estimated $17 billion of humanitarian and development aid has been delivered by international military forces.

Afghanistan is highly dependent

Over $1 billion in aid will be channelled through the US military in 2010 - more than the Afghan national budgets for agriculture, health and education combined.

Regions without troops receive little aid

Daikundi is one of the poorest provinces in the country, but often overlooked by donors. Less than 1% of schools have buildings and there are no paved roads.

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