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CLIP 10743

Life in Northern Afghanistan

Life in Northern Afghanistan
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Key Info
  • Life in Northern Afghanistan
  • Duration: 02:59
  • Caroline Wyatt reports on life in the northern town of Mazar-i-sharif where she finds new building taking place and businesses creating employment. Unlike the south of Afghanistan, the north is more secure and local people welcome the prescence of the Interantional Security Assistance Force (ISAF) which makes them feel safe. ISAF are training Afghan soldiers and police to be able to take over the security of the region, but there are fears that NATO troops will leave before they are ready to take over and the peace will be endangered. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 13 August 2010. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    War and Conflict

  • Keywords: Afghanistan, NATO, invasion, war, peace, economics, development, reconstruction, history
Ideas for use in class
  • As context and background to the country of Afghanistan and the current conflict situation. Research the history of the country and the affects of past conflicts and invasions mentioned in the report on the country today. Understand the different regions of Afghanistan and distribution of populations by ethnic, cultural and religious groups.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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