Goal, an Irish humanitarian relief agency with offices in New York, is undertaking a major relief program in and around the Northern Afghan city of Mazar I Sharif. Like Concern's personnel, Goal workers were evacuated from Afghanistan due to heightened insecurity following the September 11 attacks. Again like Concern, they refused to leave the region and set up teams in … [Read more...] about Goal USA: Humanitarian Relief
John Sweeney became the Republican member of Congress for New York's 22nd District (Clifton Park) in January 1999. Now in his second term, he has proved on many occasions that he is prepared to fight for what he believes to be right -- even if this means going against his Republican colleagues on a particular issue.
In a statement on October 7, Sweeney came out strongly in … [Read more...] about John E. Sweeney:
"...We could see them [the Taliban soldiers] setting fire to houses on the hills around the village. We escaped before they captured our village. There were a lot of families, all running away from the Taliban. We all walked together until we got to Faizabad...To begin with we were given food by Concern and other people sometimes. But the food has run out and we haven't … [Read more...] about Concern In Afghanistan