Al Jazeera video: Counting the Cost – Afghanistan: Cash for work?By
For more than 2,000 years, Afghanistan was the place where the trade routes of China, Europe, India and the Middle East all came together – the Silk Road – prosperous and sought-after. But times have changed. The country has been beset by insurgency and war for years, and instead of trade, reconstruction has become the key industry. Hundreds of people are turning up to get cash for work, but who is benefitting? And does the international community really have the right economic plan for the country?