Afghanistan

4 Years of Peace Could Increase Afghan GDP by 7%: UNDP

Poverty rate may raise to up to 70 percent and number of those who would need humanitarian assistance may reach 18 million by the end of 2021," …

by · Tuesday, 6 April 2021 · Afghanistan

1399 Tough Year for Country’s Economy: Experts

Poverty increased to over 53% from 45%, and investment decreased to zero, according to analysts and official figures. Meanwhile, unemployment …

by · Sunday, 21 March 2021 · Afghanistan

In Afghanistan’s Remote Wakhan District, Child Malnutrition Is A Silent Enemy

In war-torn Afghanistan, poverty is widespread, and malnutrition affects more than 40 percent of children under 5. The problem is particularly severe in …

by · Tuesday, 9 March 2021 · Afghanistan

School Program Offers Signs Of Hope For Afghanistan’s Stateless Jogi Minority

That has left most of the community trapped in poverty. But activists in northern Jowzjan Province have succeeded in bringing about a first step toward …

by · Tuesday, 2 March 2021 · Afghanistan

Amid Poverty And Discrimination, Afghan Women Beg For Survival

“On the one hand poverty is rising while on the other violence is exploding,” he told Radio Free Afghanistan. “Many men are unemployed amid this …

by · Friday, 19 February 2021 · Afghanistan

World Bank approves $97M grant to tackle COVID-19 and drought: Afghanistan

“Natural disasters have spurred displacement, poverty, and food insecurity among rural Afghans, which the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated.

by · Wednesday, 17 February 2021 · Afghanistan

World Bank Pledges Over $97M in Aid for Afghanistan

The project’s support to Afghan rural households will contribute to overall poverty reduction and economic recovery,” he said. “Afghanistan is highly …

by · Wednesday, 17 February 2021 · Afghanistan

Poor and Displaced Fall Victim to Herat’s Illegal Kidney Trade

Six residents of the village, who were displaced from neighboring Badghis province, said they sold their kidneys due to poverty. They were paid …

by · Sunday, 7 February 2021 · Afghanistan

SIGAR: 17% Poverty Rise in Afghanistan Amid COVID-19

The World Bank estimates that the overall poverty level increased from 55% to 72% of the population in 2020 due to the economic contraction, with the …

by · Tuesday, 2 February 2021 · Afghanistan

Man ‘commits suicide’ due to strict prevalence of poverty

… told Khaama Press that the man had committed suicide out of extreme poverty. Qazizada who himself is a Badakhshan resident added that Sardar …

by · Sunday, 31 January 2021 · Afghanistan