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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.

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This Attack is Different

Foreigners committed to assisting in the rebuilding of Afghanistan have long accepted the possibility that they might die at the hands of warring parties, but this degree of violence from ordinary citizens is not something most of us factored into our decision to work here.

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A Flood of Asylum Seekers in the West? Think Again.

Right wing politicians and pundits like to rant about masses of asylum seekers straining rich countries’ resources, but Western countries are seeing far fewer asylum applications than a decade ago.

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Preventing Revenge Violence in Libya

The international community needs to be clear that it will go just as far to prevent and punish any crimes by the forces of the revolution as it will in responding to the brutality of the Libyan military.

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What Would Prompt a Military Intervention in Libya?

Badly outgunned and facing possible defeat, Libya’s rebels are asking, “Where is the West? How are they helping? What are they doing?” The answer? Weighing its options carefully and patiently.

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Rights Defenders Score a Victory on Afghan Women’s Shelters

The Afghan government has scrapped its plan to take over shelters for abused women and will work with women’s groups to improve shelter conditions. Score one for the human rights movement!

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Afghan Shelter Crackdown Sparks International Advocacy

Here at UN Dispatch, we’ve been following the controversy over the Afghan government’s plan to wrest control of women’s shelters from the non-governmental organizations currently running them and apply highly restrictive admissions criteria for abused women and girls. Some updates from the past 48 hours.

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