Afghanistan

The people of Afghanistan faced over a decade of warfare, forcing many to flee to neighbouring countries. Now, the country still faces many struggles in providing basic services and rebuilding communities.

Mountains in Afghanistan
 
Key facts:
  • Programs

    NUMBER OF PROGRAMS:
    1

  • Partners

    NUMBER OF PARTNERS:
    1

  • Population

    COUNTRY POPULATION:
    32,007,000

  • Extreme poverty

    GDP per capita:
    $1,100

  • Data sources 
 

Why do we work in Afghanistan?

Education, healthcare, gender equality and life expectancy have all worsened dramatically over the last three decades, leaving Afghanistan one of the world’s poorest and least developed countries.

Afghanistan’s economy is almost completely reliant upon agriculture, imports and foreign aid. The majority of the population depends upon farming, but many families still suffer from food shortages, which are worsened during periods of conflict, drought and poor harvests.

Less than half of the adult population are literate, and school attendance of children in secondary school is low.

Our work in Afghanistan

Caritas Australia has been supporting communities in the remote Ghor province of Afghanistan through improving access to education for primary school children and improving food security for families.

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