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19 Current projects
20.6 m. € funding in 2022
913,000 People reached in 2022

Afghanistan is one of the world’s poorest countries. The economy is dependent in large part on international aid. Decades of civil war and terror have destroyed large amounts of infrastructure and have had a massive impact on the country's economy. In August 2021, the Taliban overthrew the government and regained power. The number of hungry people is expected to continue to rise as a result of the ongoing fighting. 15.8 million people are threatened by hunger and 23.7 million are dependent on humanitarian aid. But other basic needs, such as medical care and education, are also not secure for the majority of the population. Rural areas in particular face great challenges to self-sustaining growth including a lack of infrastructure, an exclusively agricultural economy and a literacy rate of only 10%.

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Selected projects

Female Empowerment: More Knowledge Means More Influence

Saffron offers women in Afghanistan the chance to earn their own income.

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Training Young Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan

Shahnoz was married off early and had to give up her education. With the support of Welthungerhilfe she is now turning her life around.

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Hope for Refugees

In Afghanistan the Welthungerhilfe runs fundamental development work and raises authorities’ awareness for important issues.

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News from Afghanistan

Publications about Afghanistan

Best of Magazine 2021

The "Best of"-magazine 2021 with selected articles from the four issues of the past year.

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Mid-term Evaluation Report 2019: Afghanistan (AFG 1199)

Improved access to sanitation, drinking water and shelter for returnees and IDPs in Nangarhar, Afghanistan

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Mid Term Evaluation Report: Afghanistan (AFG 1199)

AFG 1199: Improved access to sanitation, drinking water and shelter for returnees and IDPs in Nangarhar, Afghanistan.

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