Afghanistan

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According to the Human Development Index, Afghanistan is the 172 out of 187 countries in the human development index. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates over 433,000 internally displaced people in Afghanistan.


Afghanistan has the highest infant mortality rate in the world, making it the most dangerous country for a child to be born in. The people of Afghanistan have been caught in civil conflicts for over three decades.

Concerns about security have restricted many children, particularly girls, from receiving any type of formal education. According to some reports, Afghan female literacy rate is estimated to be as low as 10 percent in rural areas between the ages of 15-24. Despite the changes over the last decade, girls are still largely ignored, comprising of only one-third of all children attending school.


Latest News from Afghanistan

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Keeping Families Cozy and Warm This Winter

Thanks to your generous support, ZF donated winter kits to more than 14,000 individuals. Continue Reading...

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Nature’s Remedy for Winter’s Chill

ZF distributes warmth-giving firewood for the people of Kabul. Continue Reading...

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Help Pakistan Recover from the Earthquake

Zakat Foundation distributes aid in the remote areas of the Afghan-Pak border. Continue Reading...

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Your Dreams Are Afghanistan’s Future

The girls of Afghanistan believe education will change the future of their country. Continue Reading...

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A Better Afghanistan Possible Only Through Education

Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) believes that the youth are our future and that’s why it’s important to educate them today.… Continue Reading...