· February, 2011

Stories about Afghanistan from February, 2011

Afghanistan: The price paid by children for the conflict

  20 February 2011

A UN report testifies that children in Afghanistan have been used both by anti-government elements for suicide bombings and planting explosives, and by the Afghan National Security Forces. It also covers facts of sexual violence committed by armed groups against boys and girls, Nick Fielding says.

Afghanistan: Planning failure puts billions at risk

  5 February 2011

Nick Fielding reports that, according to an audit by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), $11.4 billion is at risk due to inadequate planning for the construction of nearly 900 Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) facilities.

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