Afghanistan: Talking to the Taliban

Published on 11 March 2010

The insurgents in Afghanistan have shown interest in negotiating with the UN and aid agencies on humanitarian access and aid distributions (..). “We work closely with local communities to ensure that WFP food assistance reaches the people it is intended to help. In a few areas, if the transporters request it, we ask the Afghan National Police to escort convoys of commercial trucks carrying WFP food,” Challiss McDonough, a WFP spokeswoman in Kabul, told IRIN.

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