During the month of December, the United Nations' World Food Programme delivered an unprecedented 116,000 metric tons of food into Afghanistan. But much more help is needed, and the challenges posed by winter blizzards, extraordinary security, and treacherous roads in Afghanistan make aid delivery difficult. While aid workers disguise shipments, bribe warlords and scramble to hire donkeys to pass regions where trucks are turned away, tens of thousands of Afghans are surviving on a mixture of grass and the roots of wild vegetation. Despite all promises that it would not, has the US abandoned Afghanistan?
Gerry Martone, Director of Emergency Response for the International Rescue Committee;
Jordan Dey, World Food Programme Spokesman In Kabul
This program aired on January 10, 2002.