Foreign aid to Afghanistan has 'low impact'

As UK donor conference begins, many in Afghanistan's poorest areas say they aren't benefiting from aid pledges.

    The fact that almost a third of Afghans, about 7.4 million people, still rely on foreign aid will weigh heavily on delegates from 70 nations who are set to gather at a donors' conference in London. 

    The meeting comes two years after a similar conference in Tokyo where $16bn was pledged. However, history has taught many locals that donations may make little difference to their lives.

    Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Kabul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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