Afghanistan

A Transition Era Towards a Vibrant and Prosperous Afghanistan: Op-Ed

… of quality education system, paralyzed healthcare services, dire poverty, and hunger are the consequences of the never-ending war in the country.

by · Monday, 7 June 2021 · Afghanistan

Childbearing In Afghanistan Is Risky. Doctors Say Family Planning Can Help

Pregnant women in Afghanistan face high risks of complications or death in childbirth, and there are dangers to their infants resulting from poverty and …

by · Wednesday, 2 June 2021 · Afghanistan

Afghanistan Shuts Schools In 16 Provinces Amid COVID-19 Rise

Poverty and poor health infrastructure along with ongoing violence between armed groups like the Taliban who are opposed to the central …

by · Saturday, 29 May 2021 · Afghanistan

Afghanistan Reels From Economic Fallout Of International Troop Withdrawal

Afghanistan’s poverty rate has worsened noticeably, rising to 72 percent in 2020, up from 55 percent a year before. Meanwhile, unemployment has …

by · Saturday, 1 May 2021 · Afghanistan

Humanitarian Crisis Brewing Along Iran-Pakistan Border As Fuel Carriers Trapped In Scorching Heat

… a livelihood for tens of thousands of men in Balochistan, Pakistan’s most impoverished province reeling from violence, poverty, and unemployment.

by · Wednesday, 28 April 2021 · Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan

Digging And Desperate: Afghans Risk Lives To Illegally Mine Gold

Driven by poverty, people in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province are risking their lives to illegally mine gold in the mountains. Using primitive tools, the …

by · Tuesday, 20 April 2021 · Afghanistan

‘Here At Least We Can Live In Peace’: Pakistani Cave Dwellers Flee War And Poverty

Some were displaced by military operations and violence, others were driven to them by poverty. They say they can at least live in peace in the caves, …

by · Wednesday, 14 April 2021 · Afghanistan, Pakistan

“Don’t let anything stand in your way”: An Afghan girl’s message to her peers

As my assignment in Afghanistan was coming to an end, I found myself reflecting on two years in this beautiful and troubled land. If there is a common theme from my many missions and discussions, it’s the strength, resilience and selflessness of women …

by · Monday, 12 April 2021 · Afghanistan, Oman

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