causes
countries

Afghanistan

Map
Organizations in Afghanistan View all

Locations
Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Philippines, Uganda, Zambia
Causes
Health

Locations
Afghanistan , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Haiti , Iraq , Jordan , Lebanon , Madagascar , Nepal , Philippines , Sierra Leone ...See More Countries , Somalia , The Republic of South Sudan Show Less Countries
Causes
Children/Youth, Clean Water, Health
Emergency Relief and Recovery

Locations
Afghanistan, India, Israel, Pakistan, Palestine, United States of America
Causes
Children/Youth, Human Rights
Seeds of Peace inspires and cultivates new generations of global leaders in communities divided by conflict. We equip them with the skills and relationships they need to accelerate social, economic, and political changes essential for peace.

Locations
Afghanistan , Armenia , Azerbaijan , Bangladesh , Barbados , Belarus , Belize , Benin , Bolivia , Burkina Faso ...See More Countries , Burundi , Cambodia , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica , Cuba , Djibouti , El Salvador , Ethiopia , Gambia , Georgia , Ghana , Grenada , Guatemala , Guyana , Haiti , Honduras , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Jamaica , Japan , Kenya , Lebanon , Lesotho , Liberia , Madagascar , Malawi , Mali , Mexico , Moldova , Mozambique , Myanmar , Namibia , Nepal , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , North Korea , Pakistan , Panama , Paraguay , Peru , Philippines , Rwanda , Senegal , Sierra Leone , Somalia , South Africa , Sri Lanka , St. Lucia , Sudan , Swaziland , Tajikistan , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , Togo , Trinidad and Tobago , Uganda , Ukraine , Vanuatu , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
Causes
Children/Youth
At Eevah, we create beautiful jewelry with the desire to impact lives around the world. At the heart of our company is the passion to help children in under-resourced areas of the world.
View all

Causes We Support

Environment
Family
Human Rights
Education
Poverty
Religion
Clean Water
Economy
Government
Health
Children/Youth
Environment
Afghanistanâ's natural landscape consists of plains, mountains, marshes, and forests. More than 80% of Afghanistanâ's land is threatened by soil erosion that has multiple negative effects on agricultural output, including increased salinization and de-vegetation.1 Contributing causes to the environmental crisis include armed conflict, population displacement, and misuse of natural resources.2 Afghanistanâ's climate is one of the most vulnerable to the consequences of climate change.3 Massive deforestation has created vulnerability to natural disasters. Droughts have decreased water resources and have caused emigration from Afghanistan.4 A huge part of the deterioration of the environment is the lack of government action and legislation to protect and preserve the environment. Over 70% of Afghanistanâ's forests have been cut down in the past 20 years.5 Deforestation has lead to ...See More an increase in floods and avalanches, and the nationâ's forests may be completely eradicated if the current trajectory is not changed.6 These forests are sources of fuel and important materials. With the agrarian nature of the economy, nearly 80% of the population is involve farming or herding and depend on agricultural production for their livelihoods.7 This damage to the land can severely limit the income of thousands of people and can keep the country in poverty. Show Less

Show References
1 http://www.irinnews.org/report/73481/afghanistan-environmental-crisis-looms-as-conflict-goes-on
2 Ibid
3 http://www.unep.org/disastersandconflicts/CountryOperations/Afghanistan/ClimateChangeAdaptation/tabid/133225/Default.aspx
4 http://postconflict.unep.ch/publications/afghanistanpcajanuary2003.pdf
5http://www.irinnews.org/report/73481/afghanistan-environmental-crisis-looms-as-conflict-goes-on
6 Ibid
7 http://www.afghanistan-un.org/2011/10/debate-on-agriculture-development-and-food-security/
Hide References
Products in Afghanistan View all
$ 112.00Eevah
To add beautiful style, put on this grey and white freshwater pearl necklace. Gold pleated and rhinestone chains are twisted together and accented by rose quartz beads
$ 55.00Eevah
This bracelet adds instant luxury to any ensemble with white and grey freshwater pearls, rose quartz drops and rhinestone beads. Gold pleated and rhinestone chains are twisted together.

Afghanistan News

Foreign Affairs (subscription) 
Since the end of 2016, Russia has reportedly been providing arms to the Taliban operating in northern Afghanistan. Russian officials have also reportedly met with Taliban representatives in Russia and Tajikistan. Meanwhile, over the past year Moscow ... See more..
Reuters 
KABUL Civilians casualties caused by the war in Afghanistan declined slightly in the first three months of 2017, the United Nations said on Thursday, a rare drop that officials attributed mostly to residents fleeing areas of fighting. From January to ... See more..
Asia Times 
It was almost 16 years after the US invaded Afghanistan that it decided to use its so-called Mother of All Bombs (MOAB), its biggest non-nuclear device, against an IS tunnel network. While a number of people in America and elsewhere felt overjoyed and ... See more..
See More News
Voice of America 
When Pakistani security forces unleashed counter-militancy operations in the border region of North Waziristan (in June, 2014), Ehsan said militants fled to neighboring Afghanistan where they established contacts with the Afghan intelligence agency ... See more..
New York Times 
The Afghan minister of defense, Gen. Abdullah Habibi, left, and the army chief of staff, Gen. Qadam Shah Shahim, both resigned on Monday. Credit Muhammad Sadiq/European Pressphoto Agency; Rahmat Gul/Associated Press. BALKH, Afghanistan — The ... See more..
Starts at 60 
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australian troops will remain in Afghanistan and Iraq “long term”, extending Australia's Middle East commitment indefinitely. The announcement comes off the back of his two-day visit to Aussie troops in both ... See more..
The Guardian 
In the early 1980s, I was travelling in Afghanistan with the mujahideen, the rebels who were fighting the Russians with the only weapons they had: AK47 rifles and a few rocket launchers. They were tremendously dramatic looking and made for fantastic ... See more..
Center for Research on Globalization 
Russia turned the heat up on its counter efforts to tame U.S. influence in the region, especially to the north-ward of Afghanistan. The counteractions from Moscow went apace after 2014 when Russia came to the sense that U.S attempts to perpetuate and ... See more..
Bloomington Pantagraph 
Astronaut Peggy Whitson just set a record for most days in space. This morning she talks to the President. Here's what else you need to know today to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to ... See more..
The Guardian 
Abortions in Afghanistan are severely stigmatised, and rarely legal. Yet, according to health workers, the number of Afghan women resorting to illegal, unsafe abortions is consistently growing, partly due to an increased number of trained midwives in ... See more..
Show Less News

Geography

Southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, east of Iran
Area

Total 652,230 sq km
Land 652,230 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers
Natural Resources

natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semiprecious stones ;
Natural Hazards

damaging earthquakes occur in Hindu Kush mountains; flooding; droughts
Current Environmental Issues

limited natural freshwater resources; inadequate supplies of potable water; soil degradation; overgrazing; deforestation (much of the remaining forests are being cut down for fuel and building materials); desertification; air and water pollution

Demographics

Nationality
Afghan
Population
31,108,077 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Afghanistan's economy is recovering from decades of conflict. The economy has improved significantly since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 largely because of the infusion of international assistance, the recovery of the agricultural sector, and service sector growth. Despite the progress of the past few years, Afghanistan is extremely poor, landlocked, and highly dependent on foreign aid. Much of the population continues to suffer from shortages of housing, clean water, electricity, medical care, and jobs. Criminality, insecurity, weak governance, lack of infrastructure, and the Afghan Government's difficulty in extending rule of law to all parts of the country ...See More pose challenges to future economic growth. Afghanistan's living standards are among the lowest in the world. The international community remains committed to Afghanistan's development, pledging over $67 billion at nine donors' conferences between 2003-10. In July 2012, the donors at the Tokyo conference pledged an additional $16 billion in civilian aid through 2015. Despite this help, the Government of Afghanistan will need to overcome a number of challenges, including low revenue collection, anemic job creation, high levels of corruption, weak government capacity, and poor public infrastructure. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$34.29 billion (2012 est.); $31.12 billion (2011 est.); $29.09 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins
Industries

small-scale production of bricks, textiles, soap, furniture, shoes, fertilizer, apparel, food-products, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water, cement; handwoven carpets; natural gas, coal, copper