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Afghanistan +++ Ban on women working: Welthungerhilfe suspends work for the time being +++

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

In December 2022, the Afghan government banned women from working for local and international aid organizations. Welthungerhilfe, together with other international organizations, is protesting vehemently against this ban. "Without our female colleagues, we can no longer adequately provide for the women and girls in the country," says Mathias Mogge, Secretary General of Welthungerhilfe. Therefore, Welthungerhilfe's work will be suspended for the time being. 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. 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 secure for the majority of the population. Rural areas especially 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 ;eans 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

Fighting immediate need with food and hygiene items

Afghanistan | 2021 – 2023 | Budget: € 17,374,489
Institutional donors: AA

Hope From Chickens

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

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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