Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 12, 2019 Akramullah Karam Frud Bezhan MAYMANA, Afghanistan — Bibi Fatemah hunches on the cold concrete floor of a basement, hand-knotting an Afghan carpet. The 75-year-old is frail, and the work is exhausting. But the grandmother has no other option but to work after becoming the sole breadwinner in her
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 26, 2018 At least 2 million people are at risk of severe food insecurity because of a devastating drought in Afghanistan, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says. The hardest-hit are northern and western Afghanistan, where wheat planting has been either delayed or downsized in some 20
Associated Press: The Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey (ALCS), a joint study by the European Union and Afghanistan’s Central Statistics Organization, showed the national poverty rate rising to 55 percent in 2016-17 from 38 percent in 2011-12. Click here to read more (external link). Related Ghani Declares Afghanistan’s Poverty Rate ‘Shameful’
Mohammad Ahmadi Roya Zamani VOA News May 3, 2018 A mother of two in Afghanistan sold her five-month-old daughter to raise money for medical treatment for a relative. The case sparked deep concern in the country, and officials and others have raised money for both medical costs and to get the child back to her
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 16, 2017 Standing in a battered tent flanked by mud and human waste, Sahibuddin Khan and his family of five are among the thousands of returning Afghan refugees seeking food and shelter in crowded, ramshackle camps that have sprung up on the outskirts of Kabul. An unprecedented number of Afghans
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 21, 2017 ISLAMABAD — The United Nations appealed Saturday for $550 million in humanitarian assistance in 2017 to meet the needs of Afghans affected by conflict, or natural disasters, and for those returning home from neighboring countries. The assistance will reach an estimated 5.7 million “most vulnerable and marginalized” people in
Tolo News: A number of Pamir residents from Wakhan district in Badakhshan arrived in Faizabad, the provincial capital, on Thursday and lodged complaints about what they say are serious food shortages and a lack of health care facilities in their district. The residents said that government has forgotten about them and is not addressing their problems.
Associated Press: The Wakhan corridor, which has been named Afghanistan’s second national park, is the country’s most — perhaps only — peaceful region. But it is so poor, even for Afghanistan, that people get food on credit or barter for it, and children go barefoot during the long, harsh winters. The Ismaili Shiite Muslim community here