Sarah Chayes worked for NPR as an foreign correspondent from 1997 to 2002, reporting from Paris and the Balkans, as well as covering Algerian conflicts. When conflict broke out in Afghanistan in 2001, NPR dispatched her to report first from Quetta, Pakistan, and later from Kandahar, Afghanistan, as the Taliban fell. She left NPR in 2002 to become the executive director of Afghans for Civil Society, a voluntary aid group created by Qayum Karzai. She has since established her own artisanal agribusiness, Arghand. Her work as a correspondent for NPR during the Kosovo crisis garnered her the 1999 Foreign Press Club and Sigma Delta Chi awards, which she shared with other members of the NPR team.
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