Amina, a smallholder farmer, is experiencing food insecurity. Over 59 percent of the population in Afghanistan is facing acute food insecurity due to climate change.

This forestry project in Afghanistan is pushing women to the forefront of climate action

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AKF is partnering with the UK Government to build long-term resilience in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Building hope amidst the crisis

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Nazia, a nurse instructor and midwife, checks on a premature baby in a neonatal intensive care unit, Kabul.

“A sacred profession” – The midwives ensuring safe births in Afghanistan

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Abdul Bari is 24 years old. In Baghlan, he is working with AKF to help cultivate and irrigate agricultural land. There isn’t always work like this available to young men like him, but the province is highly dependent on agriculture and AKF is committed to creating jobs in this sector to build economic resilience. “Most young people are forced to leave the country because they do not have a job. I was very worried that I would have to do that too, but now I am happy and hope that I will find more work soon.”

Afghanistan in pictures: The faces of resilience

Abdul Bari is 24 years old. In Baghlan, he is working with AKF to help cultivate and irrigate agricultural …

AKDN / Sayed Habib Bidel

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€12 million EU partnership agreement to support marginalised communities in Afghanistan

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AKDN | Afghanistan

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$1 billion

We channel $1 billion per year into development projects.

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Our work reaches all 34 provinces.

As Afghanistan enters a new period of transition, it will need the contributions of all its people, men and women, in every part of the country, to address their common challenges: rising poverty, climate disruption, an unforgiving pandemic. It will need all their talents to build an inclusive future with more opportunities, requiring more education, more knowledge, more private initiative. In these endeavours, AKDN is, and will remain, a steadfast partner.

His Highness the Aga Khan
Geneva, November 2020

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Agriculture and Food Security

468,000

468,000 people currently benefit from our agriculture and food security work

The restored Citadel of Herat, Afghanistan. AKDN / Simon Norfolk

Cultural Development

6,780

We have trained almost 7,000 people in employable skills

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Disaster Preparedness and Response

143,400

Over 143,400 people have received aid

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Early Childhood Development

74

We operate 74 pre-primary units

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Economic Development

35,000

35,000 people have access to electricity for the first time

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Education

233,000

Our education activities currently reach more than 233,000 students

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Habitat

50%

Our water and sanitation interventions helped to reduce child mortality and morbidity by 50 percent

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Health

1.6 million

1.6 million patients per year receive care through our internationally accredited healthcare system

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Microfinance

700,000

We have disbursed almost 700,000 microfinance loans since 2006

AKDN IN AFGHANISTAN

How We Work