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UNICEF to provide $46mn to help children in Afghanistan attend schools

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will provide USD 46mn to the Afghan government to empower local education by helping children attend schools across the country. The funds will be allocated in line with the agreement signed between the UN agency

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USAID Launches $70 Million Afghan Children Read Initiative

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in close collaboration with the Afghanistan Ministry of Education (MoE) announced today the official launch of Afghan Children Read (ACR), a five year project in Early Grade Reading (EGR) for primary grades

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India provides annual aid of $1mn to Afghan Red Crescent Society

India has committed to provide annual financial assistance of US$ 1 million for five years beginning 2015-16 to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS). This is for the treatment of Afghan children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease. The first installment

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USAID launches $60 million program to save lives of mothers and children

 William Hammink, Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan and Ferozuddin Feroz, Afghanistan’s Minister of Public Health, launched a new five-year USAID program to reduce Afghanistan’s high rate of death among mothers, infants and children

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79 Afghan children to be sent to Germany for treatment

The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) is sending as many as 79 ailing Afghan children to Germany for treatment. The children were diagnosed by a team of doctors by the Peace Village International who recommended sending the children to Germany.

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US to give additional $33.8mn in food assistance for vulnerable Afghans

The United States will contribute an additional $33.8 million in new food assistance as part of ongoing U.S. support for the United Nations’ World Food Program’s Proteracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) in Afghanistan. The goal of the PRRO mission

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High energy biscuits being produced in Nangarhar

The first of its kind in Afghanistan, a local factory established in eastern Nangarhar province produces energy biscuits to victims of violence, natural disasters and Internally Displaced People. The factory produces the biscuits for the UN World Food Program (WFP)

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Afghanistan and Germany working together to protect children in Samangan

Sixteen days of training came to an end on Tuesday for 100 members of the Children Protection Action Network (CPAN) in Aybak, the capital of Samangan province. The course aimed to raise awareness of how to protect children in society.

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Swedish Committee for Afghanistan continues its work in Afghanistan in 2014

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) will continue its activities within the areas of Health, Education, Rural Development and Rehabilitation of Afghans with Disabilities according to a comprehensive work plan of 2014: Education Programme While continuing support to 2600 Community Based

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President Karzai calls attention to child labor problems in Afghanistan

President Hamid Karzai called on human rights institutions and children rights institution to address the issue of child labor in Afghanistan. Poverty-struck families send their children out  to carry out harsh manual labor to bring in food to the families.

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A benefit dinner for Afghan women and children

Indian Ambassador to the United Sates, Nirupama Rao, will host a benefit dinner for Afghan women and children with collaboration from the Nooristan Foundation at her residence on October 24. The Nooristan Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit organization established in

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Afghanistan the only country in Asia to celebrate World Circus Day

Afghan Mini Mobile Circus for Children (MMCC) was the only country to celebrate international circus day at their center in Kabul on April 21, entertaining hundreds of Afghan children. “Today, we show a new face of Afghanistan away from violence

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Afghan’s ‘Buzkashi boys’ to walk down red carpet at Oscars

By the Associated Press- Fawad Mohammadi has spent half his life peddling maps and dictionaries to foreigners on a street of trinket shops in Kabul. Now the 14-year-old Afghan boy with bright green eyes is getting ready for a trip

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US students sending study kits for Afghan children

ORISKANY, N.Y. (Agencies): A local company is penciling kids in Afghanistan into their priority list this year, sending them hundreds of kits of school supplies. Max L. Cohen’s Student Stores in Oriskany says they’ve received an order for 500 kits

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Afghanistan’s population growing at an unprecedented rate

Ministry of Public Health has expressed their concerns about the unprecedented increasing population growth of Afghanistan. The Ministry has projected Afghanistan’s population to reach 60mn in the next 20 years. Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil cited the high female

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Ayenda foundation raises funds for Afghan children

Ayenda Foundation held its seventh annual dinner to raise funds for Afghanistan’s needy children. “Afghan children have suffered tremendously in the past 30 years, but they are still full of life and hope and never forget to smile at you,”

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