Afghanistan

Afghanistan Facing Humanitarian Disaster Amid Pandemic, Continued Violence, US Watchdog Finds

Millions more Afghans are being pushed into poverty by the coronavirus pandemic, which has overwhelmed the war-wracked country’s basic …

by · Friday, 31 July 2020 · Afghanistan

Virus pushing millions more Afghans into poverty: US watchdog

The coronavirus is pushing millions more Afghans into poverty, overwhelming Afghanistan’s basic health care system, and exacerbating food …

by · Friday, 31 July 2020 · Afghanistan, Philippines

As in Beijing, so in Kabul: Saving the Economy Amid COVID-19

Covid-19’s economic jolt has been felt most strongly in developing countries like Afghanistan, where extreme poverty, conflict, and complex politics …

by · Wednesday, 22 July 2020 · Afghanistan

Ministry Confirms 90% of Afghans Live Below Poverty Line

The Ministry of Economy on Monday confirmed that 90 percent of Afghans are living below the poverty line, which President Ashraf Ghani stated at a …

by · Monday, 20 July 2020 · Afghanistan

Afghan Govt Launches New COVID-19 Relief Package

Speaking on the occasion, President Ashraf Ghani said that 90 percent of the population in the country is living below the poverty line and that the new …

by · Saturday, 18 July 2020 · Afghanistan

Despite Protests And Promises, Pakistani Regions Denied Internet Access

… all so far failed to prompt Pakistan to grant Internet access to millions in regions reeling from decades of conflict, poverty, and underdevelopment.

by · Thursday, 9 July 2020 · Afghanistan, Pakistan

Pandemic crisis: Tough challenge for people of Afghanistan amid COVID-19

It is difficult to predict when the poverty will be alleviated and the war settled so that the country can recover – the Taliban is still regularly attacking some …

by · Monday, 6 July 2020 · Afghanistan

Special Envoy Ghazanfar Dies of COVID-19

Mohammad Yousuf Ghazanfar, President Ashraf Ghani’s Special Representative for Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, died from the …

by · Saturday, 4 July 2020 · Afghanistan

Hunger Or Coronavirus? In Fast-Growing Kabul, Poor Afghans Dice With Death

Urban poverty has long been an issue in rapidly-growing Kabul, where 28% of people – some 2.2 million – fall below the poverty line of 70 Afghani …

by · Wednesday, 24 June 2020 · Afghanistan

Coronavirus Surges in Latin America as Deaths Surpass 100000

… high poverty levels. Latin America has seen an alarming spike in cases and deaths even as the tide of infection recedes in Europe and parts of Asia.

by · Wednesday, 24 June 2020 · Afghanistan