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Afghanistan / Aid From US #561147

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 12, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Peshawer, Pakistan: Peter Kent) Problems in distributing United States aid to Afghanistan reported; sack of wheat shown as example of where United States aid wound up as opposed to where it was supposed to go. [British Afghan aid spokesperson Juliette BERGO - says question is how much aid actually gets there.] Pvt. orgs. reported criticizing United States distribution of humanitarian aid through Mujahedeen factions in Pakistan without ways to determine if aid really gets inside Afghanistan to civilians. [Representative Charles WILSON - says it is difficult to audit every grain of rice going into war zone.] [Swedish relief committee Anders FENGA - says if you don't have a monitoring system, you may as well throw money away.]

Chung, Connie;
Kent, Peter

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