Friday, February 29, 2008

NGO Orders Evacuation of Afghanistan

Engineers Without Borders, a non-governmental organization that assists in infrastructure and reconstruction projects in Afghanistan and elsewhere, has ordered its personnel to evacuate the country in response to the kidnapping of at least one of its members. The engineer, Matthew Simon, has appeared in a militant-filmed video from an undisclosed location in Afghanistan.

Engineers Without Borders Press Release:

EWB has been undertaking a long-term analysis of the effectiveness of development projects in Afghanistan. We have come to the conclusion that these projects are not achieving the expected goals. In addition, the hazardous security environment in Afghanistan has put our personnel in unnecessary danger. Consequently, we have temporarily suspended all activities, and our personnel are currently evacuating the country.


This is part of a foreign policy simulation for the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. The events depicted are not actually happening.