Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Monday, March 17, 2003

Canada has pledged another $250,000,000 top Afghanistan over the next two years.

The amount will be the largest single-country commitment ever made by the Canadian International Development Agency, through which the aid will be dispensed to support reconstruction programs in the war-torn state.

The pledge was formally announced Monday in Brussels where a Canadian delegation is attending an Afghanistan Development Forum with other donor countries.

The money will support four areas identified as priorities by the Afghan government. These include improving food security and community-driven development, managing natural resources, strengthening security and rule of law, and providing support to the national government.

The CIDA-supported programs will be focused on regions outside Kabul, the country's capital.

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