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New Zealand soldiers in Afghanistan: inspecting an NZAID project (3rd of 3)

New Zealand soldiers in Afghanistan: inspecting an NZAID project

Soldiers of New Zealand's Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) inspect an NZAID project in Bamyan province, Afghanistan. The PRT acted as the project manager in Bamyan for New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAID) teams. NZAID is the aid programme of New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The PRT had to plan its inspection tours on an ad hoc basis, as a regular schedule would have exposed troops to a greater danger of ambush. In 2011 commentators in New Zealand raised the issue of how effective an aid programme could be when managed by troops who were in Bamyan for only six months at a time.

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Lance Beath, 'Terrorism and counter-terrorism - New Zealand in the ‘War on Terror’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34675/new-zealand-soldiers-in-afghanistan-inspecting-an-nzaid-project (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Lance Beath, published 20 Jun 2012