Afghanistan, world’s hungriest country


This video from the USA is called One third of Afghans at risk of hunger, malnutrition.

About nine years after George W Bush invaded Afghanistan to supposedly capture Osama Bin Laden blah blah blah blah … err … to bring democracy by bombingAfghanistan is the world’s most corrupt country, along with those two other “beneficiaries” of US “humanitarian intervention”, Iraq and Somalia. It is very probably the worst country in the world for women. There are many natural riches; however, foreign multinational corporations intend to grab those, leaving the majority of Afghans poor. Afghanistan is now the hungriest country in the world:

Afghanistan tops ‘food risk index’

Aug 19 2010

Afghanistan is at greater risk of suffering disruption to its food supplies than any other country, new research has found.

Poverty, poor infrastructure and the ongoing war between Nato forces and insurgents mean the central Asian nation is ranked top in the “food security risk index” compiled by global analysts Maplecroft.

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa make up the rest of the top 10 …

Afghanistan was judged to be at highest risk despite the billions of pounds of aid pumped into development projects since the 2001 US-led invasion that overthrew the Taliban.

Maplecroft said the food security situation there remained precarious because of the continuing violence, failing road and telecommunications networks and the country’s vulnerability to droughts and flooding.

The index is based on 12 factors, including nutrition and health levels, cereal production and imports, GDP per head, natural disasters, conflict and the effectiveness of governments.

See also here.

Afghans mark Independence Day with anti-occupation protests: here.

Nearly 6 In 10 Americans Oppose The War In Afghanistan (POLL): here.

Killing the Wrong People in Afghanistan. Pratap Chatterjee: How Task Force 373 Became a Metaphor for An Aimless Afghan Policy: here.

Karzai aide part of wider investigation, Afghan officials say: The Washington Post: here.

After latest human rights’ outrage, Obama calls for Afghanistan-style invasion of Saudi Arabia (not): here.

Family, US Offer Differing Versions of Deadly Afghan Raid: here.

NATO Strikes Kill Three Afghan Civilians, Three Police: here.

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