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BBC NEWS September 11, one year on


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Afghanistan was one of the poorest countries in the world under the Taliban. After years of warfare and civil strife, mass famine was stalking the countryside as the war against al-Qaeda began. The task of rebuilding the country and its infrastructure is a massive undertaking. Although UN agencies like the World Bank have pledged billions in aid, work is going slowly. Recently Afghanistan appealed to its thousands of refugees to return home to help rebuild the country, and invest in its future. But continuing political instability and disagreements between ethnic groups are hampering reconstruction.

Briony Hale
BBC News Online business reporter Briony Hale examines the attempts to rebuild the shattered Afghan economy.

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Key Facts
  • Western aid needed: $15bn
  • Western aid pledged: $4.8bn
  • Western aid delivered: $45m (by June 2002)

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