Afghan Snow Host Noah Adams speaks with Jean-Philippe Bourgeois, chief of the Avalanche Control Unit of the United Nations' World Food Programme. Bourgeois and the members of his team are trying to clear mountain passes in Afghanistan of snow, so that trucks carrying food aid can reach starving villagers. To accomplish the task, they will use everything from mortars to hand-placed explosive charges.
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Host Noah Adams speaks with Jean-Philippe Bourgeois, chief of the Avalanche Control Unit of the United Nations' World Food Programme. Bourgeois and the members of his team are trying to clear mountain passes in Afghanistan of snow, so that trucks carrying food aid can reach starving villagers. To accomplish the task, they will use everything from mortars to hand-placed explosive charges.