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Insecurity and Red Tape Hinder Pakistan Aid Work

The September earthquakes in Balochistan offered a microcosm of aid work in Pakistan: Humanitarian needs were high – nearly 400 died and thousands lost their homes – but to respond, aid workers had to brave gunmen taking pot-shots at their vehicles and government restrictions on their work. The country’s humanitarian situation is dire, with 1.6 million Afghan refugees living in the country, 1.5 …

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