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Vater sitzt mit Sohn zusammen in Decke eingehüllt im Flüchtlingscamp.


20 Current projects
3.37 m. € funding in 2018
381,000 People reached in 2018

Afghanistan is one of the world’s poorest countries. The economy does not grow on its own, depending in large part on international aid. 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%. The country is the world’s largest producer of heroin, opium and cannabis. Large profit margins and a hopeless security situation – Afghanistan has been wracked by civil war since 1979 – make it difficult to introduce alternative crops.

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Selected projects

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

Opportunities in the Urban Labour Market

Afghanistan | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 2,026,630 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Helping Refugees in Their Own Country

Afghanistan | 2018 – 2020 | Budget: 1,138,000 €
Institutional donors: AA

Protecting Displaced People and Their Rights

Afghanistan | 2019 – 2019 | Budget: 325,000 €
Institutional donors: AA

Food Security vs. Poppy Production

Afghanistan | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: 2,000,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

News from Afghanistan


Rank in Global Hunger Index
#111 of 119 countries
GHI value 2018 for Afghanistan
extremely alarming> 50 low< 9.9

Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.

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88.1 million population (2018)
7,0% child mortality (2018)
30,3% of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
-9,5 Score (35.0 in 2010)
52.3 2000
43.2 2005
35.0 2010
34.3 2018

Publications about Afghanistan

2014 evaluation afg1154 afghanistan en
Mid-term Evaluation 2014: Afghanistan

The Project aims on improving the drinking water supply and reducing the risk of disasters in communities particularly affected by floods and droughts...

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