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Delivering Afghanistan Aid Requires Coordination With Armed Groups

As aid agencies gear up for rescue or relief operations in a country as rife with armed conflict as Afghanistan, one of their biggest challenges is to do it securely. Often that includes coordinating with armed groups, including the Taliban, either through local tribal elders or other sources. “When you want to deliver assistance or deploy teams in an insecure area, you have to make sure you establish contacts with armed groups,” according to Abdulrahman Kalantary, the disaster...

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