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August 19, 2009
One third of Afghans at risk of hunger, malnutrition

The Afghan people are often caught in the crossfire of the war. Adding to the violence, the country now finds itself in a battle against hunger.

A new report from the humanitarian organization Oxfam says that a third of the population is now at risk of hunger, and aid has been insufficient.

Shannon Scribner, a senior policy advisor on humanitarian issues for Oxfam America, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the dire situation facing much of the Afghan population.

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These are astonishing figures, given the billions that have gone into the country.


Great Job Shannon, I am glade u addressed the issue of poverty and hunger, militarilization of aid and how it endangers Afghan civilians and aid workers, and particularly the challenge of security confronting Afghans.

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