Report Reveals Fewer NGO Casualties in Afghanistan in 2009

    The number of casualties among local nonprofits working in Afghanistan has decreased to 19 in 2009, as compared to the 31 recorded deaths in 2008, IRIN reports, quoting a study conducted by the Afghanistan NGO Safety Office. ANSO director Sebastien Hogan told IRIN that the number of NGO casualties tend to vary annually.

    All 19 casualties are Afghans. Hogan noted that Afghan NGO workers are more vulnerable than their international counterparts because they travel more.

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