Resilient Afghans focusing on "hope barometer"

Nicholas Haysom. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The people of Afghanistan are expected to remain resilient and hopeful for the future in the face of increased terrorist attacks, according to the UN's most senior official in the country.

Fighting in the northern city of Kunduz and an attack on the Afghan Parliament are the most recent examples of the deterioration in the security situation there.

But Nicholas Haysom, the head of the UN Mission (UNAMA) says that the Afghan people will take more than just security into account when assessing what he calls the "hope barometer."

Daniel Dickinson began by asking Mr Haysom about the reaction to the attack on the parliament building.

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