Thursday, February 28, 2008
As the War on Terrorism continues, international NGOS (non-governmental organizations) and other aid relief and development organizations are operating within some of the most troubled nations in the world, and some are beginning to question what's ahead for charities. On Monday, February 25, in Pakistan, the offices of a British charity, Plan International, were attacked when "up to a dozen men armed with guns and grenades burst into the office of Plan International in . . . [a small city], 45 miles north of Islamabad." Three employees of the charity were killed. Other charities in the area, an area generally thought to be safe, expressed concern over the growing violence reports The Guardian, a major newspaper based in the London. See full article for complete story.