Why NGO Staff Were Attacked in Afghanistan

    In August 2008, a series of fierce attacks imperiled aid operations in Afghanistan. Why did nonprofit workers become targets? International Rescue Committee Country Director Ciaran Donnelly explains.

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    About the author

    • David Lepeska

      David has served as U.N. correspondent for the newswire UPI and reported for several major newspapers, including the New York Daily News and Newsday. He was chief correspondent for the Kashmir Observer in Srinagar, India, and regularly contributes to the Economist, among other publications. Since 2007, David has reported for Devex News from Washington, New York, as well as South Asia.

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