Azad Kashmir

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The instability that plagues Kashmir as a result of sovereignty disputes between neighboring powers disrupts the day-to-day lives of its people and has a serious effect on their access to critical resources.

Approximately 11 million people live in Kashmir, but its health and educational facilities are inadequate to meet the needs of the population. Most of the people depend upon forestry, livestock, and agriculture for a meager subsistence. But a staggering level of unemployment, estimated at 42 percent, also inhibits the country’s progress.

Kashmir has suffered scores of flash floods and earthquakes that continue to affect infrastructure, including bridges, water canals, schools and farms were damaged.


Latest News from Azad Kashmir

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New High School Opened in Occupied Kashmir

Iqbal Public High School is a place where young adults can learn in a safe and peaceful environment. The school development project… Continue Reading...

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Cold Weather Relief for People in India and Kashmir

Extremely cold weather and icy winds in South Asia have placed millions of people in dire need for relief. Unfortunately, the… Continue Reading...