December 19th, 2001


"Rebuild Afghanistan? Build is more like it."

"...Few states have failed as spectacularly as Afghanistan. Three out of four Afghans lack access to safe water; nine out of 10 have no toilets or other sanitation facilities; four out of five can't read; nearly one in 20 is disabled by land mines. One-fifth of Afghan children die before age 5. A third of the survivors are orphans; half are malnourished. The Afghan economy "is in a state of collapse," the World Bank says. The challenges in engineering a recovery are immense..."


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