The same stretch of road was where, according to Sunday Times correspondent Christina Lamb, women were being attacked. She told Forces Radio BFBS' Sitrep programme:
"The reason the women were so vulnerable [in that specific stretch of road] was because there was no way for the trucks to get along the way to deliver the aid nearer to them," said Ms Lamb.
"British engineers were actually deployed to then get to rebuild and widen the road and make it passable for the track so the women wouldn’t have to walk such a long way."
By making the roads more accessible to trucks and removing the vegetation, the troops have both shortened the distance women have to walk to reach the aid distribution centre and removed hiding spots for potential threats.