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Afghan Contractors Feeling Drawdown Pinch : NPR

Afghan Contractors Feeling Drawdown Pinch : NPR | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

The Afghan construction industry has been one of the big winners since the fall of the Taliban. NATO and the international community have pumped billions of dollars into building roads, schools and bases.

 

'With the drawdown of troops and NGOs, however, comes a drawdown in construction spending, and that has Afghan contractors scrambling to find new business.'

 

Could it be that the the growth in construction and related activity was never meant to benefit the local economy but to swell the coffers of multinational corporations??? Cynical? Moi?

 

 

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Relentless Afghan conflict leaves traumatized generation - AlertNet

Relentless Afghan conflict leaves traumatized generation - AlertNet | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

Accumulation of psychological problems could begin to undermine national reconstruction and development, say health workers.

 

'The fear of suicide bomb attacks, roadside bombs, and the overall level of violence in Afghanistan - of which civilians bear the brunt, with the number killed rising in 2011 for the fifth straight year to more than 3,000, according to the United Nations - can lead to anxiety, panic and obsession.

 

"The physical aspects of war (last) for a limited time, but the psychological aspects of the war extend for many years. Day by day the mental health problems caused by the war are increasing," said consultant psychiatrist Said Najib Jawed.

 

Just as socially damaging is the risk of a generation for whom violence has become the norm.'

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