Mar 2019

Women in Afghanistan risk their life during pregnancy and child birth, especially in rural regions. The country has one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. In 2015, for 1000 births, 45 infant mortalities occurred. As over 83 percent of maternal deaths are preventable with timely interventions (WHO) it is vital to provide women and children with access to appropriate health care.

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Feb 2019

According to UNICEF, in 2016, 3.5 million children aged between 7 and 17 were out of school in Afghanistan, 70% of whom were girls. One of the reasons for such a low school attendance rate in the country is the obligation for children, including girls, to work from an early age in order to support their families.

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Jan 2019

« It’s true, I am a child and I work on the street, but I have a lot of ambitions », assures Rameen aged of 11 years and raised in a family of 8 people, including three brothers and two little sisters. A few months ago, the oldest brother of the siblings died after a car accident during his work. This tragic event was an enormous shock for his family, made up by this hard reality.

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Sep 2018

In conflict-ridden Afghanistan, education is fundamental for the road to peace and recovery. Yet ongoing violence, poverty and displacement prevent many children from going to school. The recent attacks on education facilities have highlighted the risks children have to face on a daily basis and the importance to protect and promote education for generations to come.

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Jul 2018

Action for Development presents its Annual Report 2017. The report highlights key results achieved in 2017 by AfD and partners, and looks to the strategic challenges ahead.
2017 was the first year of AfD’s strategic vision 2017-2020, set around its mission “Healthy families, empowered communities” in Afghanistan. Despite the many challenges, particularly resource mobilisation and a backdrop of ongoing violence in the country, significant results were achieved over the course of the year.

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