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UN Reacts to Growing Violence Against Aid Workers in Afghanistan

The United Nations says the recent violent deaths of nine aid workers in Afghanistan highlights the growing risks surrounding aid delivery and an increased disrespect for humanitarian personnel in the country. Mark Bowden, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan, says he is "extremely concerned" about the rise in violence, which comes as NATO coalition forces prepare to withdraw from the country next year.In a Saturday statement, Bowden says the violence is taking place at...

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