Provincial Reconstruction Teams, Pt. 3

Posted By: Erica

As I mentioned in the last two posts, PRTs (the military outposts across Afghanistan) often have discretionary funds to help them do projects in their surrounding communities. This is particularly true for American PRTs, who tend to be better funded than other NATO countries. Sometimes money isn’t enough though, particularly when it comes to doing sensitive humanitarian work.

I was sitting at home a few nights ago when one of the U.S. Army Sergeants I met briefly on a PRT visit called my mobile. I had briefed him on the US-funded program to help war victims (ACAP), but I quickly realized that he was calling about a very different problem.