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Una Moore is an international development professional who has worked in Afghanistan since 2010. She writes about about security, aid, technology and civil society. Follow her on Twitter @UnaDispatch.


Making Amends for Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

Civilians harmed by Afghanistan’s security forces rarely receive assistance of any kind. Why that might soon change. A UN Dispatch interview.


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How Afghan Amateur Mappers Unintentionally Punked Apple

Wall Street Journal Kabul bureau chief Yaroslav Trofimov noticed something strange when he loaded Apple’s map of Afghanistan’s capital city on his new iPad today –the existence of a street named “Bad Monkey.”


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Day laborer program helps some Afghans earn extra income, others provide for family

The 5 Most Disturbing Findings of the New UN Report on Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan released its mid-year report on civilian protection this week. Although the total number of civilian casualties in the first half of 2012 was lower than the number in the same period of 2011, the rest of the news wasn’t good.


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U.S. Refugee Assistance Faces Huge Funding Shortfall

Proposed drastic cuts to refugee assistance funding, if approved by Congress, will imperil support for tens of thousands refugees due to be resettled in the United States during the coming fiscal year. That’s very bad news for people escaping persecution and war in countries such as Afghanistan, Burma, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea and Iraq.


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The 800-Page Afghanistan War Report You’ll Probably Never Read, and Why It Should Be Published

Afghanistan’s human rights commission spent 6 years collecting evidence for a massive report on wartime atrocities. Now, the Afghan Government is blocking the release of that report.


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Video of Woman’s Execution Prompts Afghan Demonstration Against Gender-Based Violence

For the second time this year, Afghan women took to Kabul’s streets to demonstrate their outrage at a gruesome act of gender-based violence. This time, the demonstration was prompted by the videotaped execution of a young woman in a village less than two hours from the capital.


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