Hongkongers donate generously at times of natural calamity, less so to help victms of silent disasters such as protracted conflicts. The Red Cross is aiming to change that by bringing the ‘war’ to them
The Afghan war between US-lead Nato forces and Taliban insurgent groups was triggered by the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. It has cost more than 3,000 lives on the Nato side and some 13,000 civilian lives. On May 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden, a major target of the war, was killed by US special forces.