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Workshop held on protecting children’s rights in Afghanistan

Two-day workshop on the protection of children’s rights concluded in Mazar-e Sharif. It aimed at developing a strategy to strengthen local institutions and community groups in protecting children’s rights. Organized by the Rushd Training and Consultancy Organization (RTCO), the German

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Afghanistan receives $3.3mn from Japan to support city resilience project

The government of Japan has pledged USD 3.3mn to support city resilience project in Afghanistan. An agreement to that effect was signed between Kenji Eonoshita, Charge d’Affaires and interim of Embassy of Japan to Afghanistan and Tim McNair, Country Program

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Afghan street children, orphans gather for Children’s Day celebration in Mazar

Street children and orphans were gathered for Children’s Day celebration in Park-e-Ariana, Mazar-Sharif. About 400 people attended the event, 300 children alone. More than 60 children actively participated in the program. The children had the opportunity to express their concerns

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First-Ever Demographic and Health Survey Completed in Afghanistan; Children’s Survival Improving

Almost half of births in Afghanistan are being delivered in a health facility, and just over half are assisted by a skilled provider, according to Afghanistan’s first ever Demographic and Health Survey Key Indicators Report, released today by the Afghan

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Solar lights distributed to students in Jawzjan

Although Afghanistan imports electricity from the neighboring countries, there still exists a number of districts in the provinces that are deprived of electricity and rely on tilley lamps or generators to light up their homes at night. An organization for

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Skateboarding-a tool for youth empowerment in Afghanistan

Skateboarding in a country surrounded by war? It doesn’t make sense, yet Skateistan achieves just that. Skateistan is a non-profit charity providing skateboarding and educational programming in Afghanistan. Skateistan is designed to be a social and educational place for the

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Center for religious studies opened in Nangarhar

Afghan Senator Lotfullah Baba opened a religious center worth 15mn AFN in eastern Nangarhar province. The objective behind the establishment of the religious center is to provide religious education opportunities to those Afghan children who are sent to Pakistan to

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550 Children Die Every Day in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: The worst place in the world to be a child or a mother  By Ahmad Masoud Afghanistan has received US$58 billion in aid in the past 10 years, but the country has still remained as one of the poorest

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Afghan government must work to reopen schools-Afghan Women Coalition

With the approach of the new academic year, Afghan Women Coalition urged the government to make efforts towards reopening of schools that have been shut down due to security issues. Many children have been deprived of education in several provinces,

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Taliban intend to open schools in Afghanistan

In the approaching twilight of the US war in Afghanistan, Taliban are showing their good side and intending to provide social services. According to the Frontier Post, the Taliban’s governing body decided to open schools in the areas controlled by

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133 Children Die a Day in Afghanistan

By Ahmad Masoud According to available figures, about 73 percent of people in Afghanistan lack access to clean drinking water and 95 percent do not have access to sufficient sanitation. As a result, diarrhoeal diseases are responsible for the death of

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Winter descending on Shakur clan

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times In the pale gray twilight of late autumn, a sharp wind slaps at the scraps of plastic that Abdel Shakur, the clan patriarch, has installed on his mud hut walls in a futile attempt

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Children’s education, health main concerns in post-Taliban era: UNICEF

Protecting the rights of Afghan children and investing in their education and healthcare are the basic considerations in a smooth and orderly transition from a post-Taliban Afghanistan up to 2014 and beyond, said an official of the United Nations Children’s

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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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Afghanistan no longer worst place for mothers: report

Better healthcare and more girls attending school have knocked Afghanistan from its position as the worst place on earth to be a mother, Save the Children said in a major report on Tuesday, but stressed the precarious nature of any

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