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2012 Clinton Global Initiative

IRC in Afghanistan: Hopes and fears beyond 2014

By Rolf Rosenkranz25 September 2012

Like other aid groups operating in Afghanistan, the International Rescue Committee worries about what the NATO troops pullout in 2014 could mean for its work in the country. One assurance from IRC: No matter what happens, it will not abandon the war-torn Asian country. George Rupp, president of IRC, talks to Devex on the sidelines of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

Lars Schwetje contributed reporting from New York.

Check out the rest of our interview with George Rupp, as well as our conversations with other global development luminaries who attended this year’s Clinton Global Initiative.

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Rolf Rosenkranz

Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.


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