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23 Current projects
6.69 m. € funding in 2021
588,000 People reached in 2021

Afghanistan is one of the world’s poorest countries. The economy does not grow on its own, depending in large part on international aid. Decades of civil war and terror have destroyed much of the infrastructure and 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. Already, the majority of the approximately 32 million inhabitants in Afghanistan live in poverty and do not have enough to eat. But also other basic needs such as medical care and education are not secured for the majority of the population. Especially rural areas face great challenges to self-sustaining growth: 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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More projects in Afghanistan

Sewing Masks and Earning Money for Food

Afghanistan | 2021 – 2023 | Budget: € 17,307,489
Institutional donors: AA

Hope From Chickens

Afghanistan | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 7,000,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Silk Farming Skills

Afghanistan | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 981,186
Institutional donors: BMZ

Food Security – A Multinational Approach

Afghanistan | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 3,027,100
Institutional donors: BMZ

Creating a Win–Win Situation in Forestry

Afghanistan | 2020 – 2022 | Budget: € 745,236
Institutional donors: GIZ

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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