International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Voices from the field -- Insights from Afghanistan

Bob Kitchen has worked with the IRC in some of the most demanding and dangerous places in the world, including Iraq, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Congo.  He’s directed the IRC’s Afghanistan program since 2009, and he leaves this summer to assume a new post as director of the IRC’s Emergency Response Team. During his last week in Kabul, he spoke with Ned Colt via Skype about his time in Afghanistan and the accomplishments of the country staff there. The conversation begins with Bob's thoughts on the challenge of working in a country where conflict and kidnapping are a constant threat. 

(Recorded June 6, 2011)  Transcript >