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September 10, 2013
14:43 // 7 months ago
August 7, 2013

So NowThisNews has an Instagram channel, and while they’ve been shooting a lot of video over this way, yesterday they posted something pretty mind-blowing. Here’s an Instagram infographic about civilian casualties in Afghanistan which is at once informative and well-produced. They’ve packed a lot into 15 seconds.

21:39 // 8 months ago
June 30, 2013
united-nations:

Take a look at this UNHCR map of refugee data. Discover data on countries of origin and asylum for states across the world, stretching as far back as 1960, and build a picture of how the world’s refugee community has changed over the last 50 years.
Interact with the map here: http://rfg.ee/mlaIY

The country with the highest number of refugees, as of 2012? Pakistan, which is currently offering refuge to more than 1.6 million people. More than 2.5 million refugees have left nearby Afghanistan.

united-nations:

Take a look at this UNHCR map of refugee data. Discover data on countries of origin and asylum for states across the world, stretching as far back as 1960, and build a picture of how the world’s refugee community has changed over the last 50 years.

Interact with the map here: http://rfg.ee/mlaIY

The country with the highest number of refugees, as of 2012? Pakistan, which is currently offering refuge to more than 1.6 million people. More than 2.5 million refugees have left nearby Afghanistan.

13:20 // 9 months ago
June 25, 2013
19:47 // 10 months ago
June 20, 2013
15:58 // 10 months ago
June 18, 2013
19:49 // 10 months ago
15:37 // 10 months ago
May 14, 2013

Multiple deaths reported following latest roadside bombing in Kandahar

  • four U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province on Tuesday, after a roadside bomb detonated while the troops were patrolling an area in the Zhari district. source
15:03 // 11 months ago
May 4, 2013
This is nothing unusual. It has helped us a lot, it has solved lots of our problems. We appreciate it. …This is cash. It is the choice of the U.S. government. If tomorrow the State Department decides to give us such cash, I’d welcome that, too.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai • Responding to criticisms of cash payments (reportedly literal bags of cash), sent from the CIA directly to Karzai’s presidential palace in Kabul. Karzai suggested that the money was used for such diverse purposes as paying off warlords, funding scholarships and tending to wounded members of the presidential guard, though this explanation leaves unattended the main criticisms that have been waged at both his administration and the CIA over this — corruption, opacity, and accountability. Both present and former Afghan sources indicated in reports last week that the cash amount delivered in this manner, over the last decade or so, totaled tens of millions of dollars, while Karzai himself said they were “not allowed to disclose” the official figure. source
15:19 // 11 months ago
April 27, 2013

NATO servicemembers killed in Afghanistan plane crash

  • 4NATO servicemembers killed in a plane crash in southern Afghanistan today, the cause of which is still unknown (though this does come a day before the start of a Taliban claimed “spring offensive”). A NATO statement confirming the crash suggested they initially didn’t believe there was Taliban activity in the area where the plane went down, and that an investigation is ongoing. The identities of those killed aren’t yet known, either, beyond that they were of international backgrounds. source
18:08 // 12 months ago