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

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

World donors have pledged $2 billion to Afghanistan. $820 million of that is from America.

U.S. government representative Alan Larson said Washington would contribute $820 million in new aid this year, while Japan said it would give a further $500 million over the next two and a half years.

The European Union, which hosted the donor meeting, has pledged $432 million in aid until the end of 2004.

Also, the Afghan government is now asking for this money directly instead of it coming through NGO's. This is a good development. It shows that they are redy and willing to take these issues on and get the job of rebuilding done.

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