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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 lan...

AKDN / Sayed Habib Bidel

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New grants to support humanitarian relief efforts in Afghanistan

The current situation in Afghanistan is unparalleled, with the UN reporting more than 24 million people requir...

AKDN / Kiana Hayeri

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Continuity through conflict: Disaster risk reduction in Afghanistan

Field observation by a geologist to help assess the risks of natural hazards.

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Afghanistan today: An interview with Dr Najmuddin Najm, CEO of AKF Afghanistan

“We need to look at people in Afghanistan as much more than beneficiaries; they are true stakeholders and are ...

AKDN / Sayed Habib Bidel

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UNDP and AKDN expand collaboration to meet needs in Afghanistan

In Kabul, a young mother holds her infant at the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children, which has ...

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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

2.1 Million

AKDN’s agriculture and food security work has 2.1 million beneficiaries

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

73

We operate 73 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

313,000

Our education activities reached more than 313,000 students in 2020

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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

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