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Afghanistan, August 12, 2010

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Michael McKean

The Scotsman
August, 2010

It's a tough time to be an aid worker in Afghanistan, but 36-year-old Michael McKean, who works for Edinburgh-based charity Mercy Corps in Kabul, tells us why the Afghan people need our support now more than ever.

People often have the idea that there's something glamorous about international aid work. But, when it comes down to it, I work in an office and manage a team, like any number of other people in Edinburgh. It just so happens that my office and team isn't at the Gyle, or on Lothian Road - we're in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan.