Mirwais Bezhan Mohammad Habibzada VOA News December 6, 2018 BALKH, AFGHANISTAN / WASHINGTON — For decades in a small village in northern Afghanistan’s Balkh province, dozens of families have lived in one- and two-story houses made from ammunition, where 3-meter-long live rockets are used as ceiling beams. After a few explosions, the villagers now want the
Tolo News: According to the Asia Foundation, a total of 15,012 face-to-face interviews were conducted with Afghan respondents 18 years of age and older, 50.3% male and 49.7% female, and comprising 80.6% rural and 19.4% urban respondents. Click here to read more (external link). Related The Asia Foundation Releases 2018 Survey of the Afghan People Survey
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan | November 26, 2018: Twelve-year-old Ada from the Afghan capital, Kabul, polishes shoes to support her siblings and her parents who cannot work because of poor health. She is one of an estimated 1.9 million child laborers in Afghanistan.
New York Media: In urban centers, young men — and it is virtually all young men — work as content dealers (in Dari, Afghanistan’s main language, it’s called the somewhat more ambiguous Computer kar, or “computer worker”). At the most basic level, a Sneakernet micro-business might consist simply of a plastic stool, an old laptop, and
Press TV October 27, 2018 People in Afghanistan are showing unprecedented levels of pessimism about the future of their war-ravaged country, a US survey shows, as militant attacks continue to take toll on the lives of Afghans almost every day 17 years after the US invaded the country. In a survey, whose results were published on Friday, Gallup asked Afghans of
AFP: Women often arrive in extremis at the maternity hospital in southeastern Afghanistan, one of the most active in the world, with more than 60 babies born daily. The Taliban are active in the region and roads are often dangerous after dark, so when 25-year-old Asmad Fahri felt her contractions begin at night she knew she would
New York Times: The bay windows in the Bost Hotel’s dining room looked out across the Helmand River. For all the river’s immensity, the current, borne hundreds of miles from up in the Hindu Kush, spoke only in whispers. The air hummed with mosquitoes. Beyond the river, on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the capital of
PRI: Today, women’s clothing in Afghanistan is far from the stereotypical blue burqa. Fashion designers are quietly working to give Afghan women more options when it comes to the way they dress. Rahiba Rahimi is one of them. Over freshly brewed tea and soft sponge cake, Rahimi tells me why she thinks war-torn Afghanistan needs fashion. Click here to read more (external
Sofrep: A series of pictures depicting the Afghanistan not often shown in the headlines, not soaked in blood or rife with shell casings. Rarely is it an easy life, but it’s still not one you often see. Click here to view photos.