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Afghanistan Poverty

#Enough! A Campaign to End War and Focus on Food and Health

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Kathy Kelly

The people gathering at the Afghan Peace Volunteers' Borderfree Center recognize the role of war in the multiplicity of suffering of people like Jamila. One of their efforts includes a campaign that they call #Enough! - a simple yet compelling call to abolish wars and instead work to meet human needs.

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.

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...