ACT Critical of Mixing Aid, Bombs: Airdrops by U.S. Termed Ineffective
An international network of church aid agencies criticized humanitarian airdrops linked to U.S.-led military strikes in Afghanistan, saying they compromise other aid efforts in the region.
Action by Churches Together (ACT) International, based here but uniting church-related relief efforts worldwide, called the drops of food packages from military planes "ineffective" and even potentially "dangerous" for the civilian population.
The airdrops were "jeopardizing the credibility of humanitarian aid in the region and were not an effective means of meeting the desperate needs of the people of Afghanistan," said Thor-Arne Prois, director of ACT's …
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Publication information: Article title: ACT Critical of Mixing Aid, Bombs: Airdrops by U.S. Termed Ineffective. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Anglican Journal. Volume: 127. Issue: 10 Publication date: December 2001. Page number: 10. © Anglican Church of Canada Feb 2009. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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