CBC News Flora's Afghan Mission: Politician to Humanitarian

CBC News Flora's Afghan Mission: Politician to Humanitarian

When Carole MacNeil went to Afghanistan in 2008, she and her team were eager to find the "real" Afghanistan — the places not normally seen on the news, the people who are trying to make their lives work in the wake of decades of war and an American-led invasion. This feature documentary goes beyond the military perspective and explores the humanitarian work of Flora MacDonald. This former foreign affairs minister is helping to rebuild the war-torn nation through small-scale, highly practical rural initiatives, including school building, micro-hydro plants, reforestation efforts and local governance projects. One key component of all Flora's work is to encourage self-sufficiency for the Afghan people, an approach that gets high markes from other humanitarian workers and the Afghan people themselves.

  • 2009
  • 00:28:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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