January 5, 2013

The War on Pakistan's Aid Workers

New York Times, New York Times

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The murders of charity and aid workers in Pakistan has dealt a devastating blow to a national campaign to wipe out polio and other deadly diseases. On Tuesday, assassins ambushed and killed seven Pakistani teachers and health workers, six of them women, as they returned home from work at a children’s community center in the Swabi district of the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. They were affiliated with a private Pakistani aid group, Support With Working Solution, that runs health and education projects in Pakistan’s poor and lawless tribal region.

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