January 2002
Canada & the World Backgrounder;Jan2002, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p20
Reports on the social conditions in Afghanistan as of January 2002. Number of years of drought in the country; Number of children that were at risk of dying from starvation in the aftermath of the war on terrorism; Conditions of women under the Taliban regime; Largest tribal group in the country.


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