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Afghanistan Poverty

PHOTOS: 2 Million Afghans At Risk From Winter

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- More than 2 million Afghans are at risk from cold, disease and malnutrition this winter as an international appeal for funds to ...

As With Politics, It's All Local

Connie K. Duckworth | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Connie K. Duckworth

The international community has come under sharp criticism by Afghans, who see little local impact from the billions of dollars poured into Afghanistan from the top down since 2002.

From Wall Street to the Dirt Roads of Afghanistan

Connie K. Duckworth | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Connie K. Duckworth

I've learned that people everywhere want the same things for their children -- food on the table, good health, a safe environment, an education, good economic prospects, happiness, a better future than that of their parents, and peace.

2.6 Million Afghans Face Hunger From Drought

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 02.02.2012 | World

MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan — Zara, an Afghan mother of seven, doesn't know what to tell her children when they ask about dinner. "I simply tel...

Oxfam: Afghans Blame Poverty And Unemployment For War

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A report by Oxfam International has found that 70 percent of Afghan's blame the war on poverty and unemployment. "The Cost of War" report surveyed 70...

Jeffrey Sachs: There Hasn't Been Any 'Intelligent Discussion Regarding Living Standards In Afghanistan'

Nieman Watchdog | John Hanrahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Columbia University economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, one of the foremost experts on extreme poverty in underdeveloped nations, says it is past time for the...

While Western Aid Officials Live Well, Poverty Drives Young Afghans To Fight For Taliban

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Vast sums of money are being lavished by Western aid agencies on their own officials in Afghanistan at a time when extreme poverty is driving young Af...