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18 September 2020
Dr. Humaira, responses the callers during her work at the YHL Centre - ©UNFPA Afghanistan/Zaeem Abdul Rahman

What drives a young Afghan for success in a fragile country?

There are many motivations that can drive a person to enter the humanitarian field. In the case of Dr. Humaira, her desire to serve youth and adolescents resulted in her providing advice and... Read more

27 August 2020

Traversing the Remotest Paths to Save Lives of the Country's Most Vulnerable

Afghanistan is a vast country with 76 percent of the population living in rural areas. Of these, 10 percent live in hard to reach and remote regions. To reach our destination, we have to travel on... Read more

22 August 2020

A Celebration of International Youth Day

Reporting by: Zaeem Abdul Rahman On 16 Aug 2020, UNFPA Afghanistan, in partnership with the Office of the First Vice President of Afghanistan, and the Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs, celebrated... Read more

11 July 2020
The UNFPA Afghanistan supported Youth Health Line operates through the Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan – Photo: Zaeem Abdul Rahman/UNFPA Afghanistan

A Life Line in Afghanistan

Story by: Zaeem Abdul Rahman The COVID-19 pandemic is overwhelming even the most robust health systems. Now imagine the situation in Afghanistan: ongoing conflict, weak health system, limited... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Against my will: Defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality in Afghanistan

30 June 2020, Kabul, Afghanistan – Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends... Read more

17 September 2019

Two Kabul University lecturers pursue PhDs in demography and statistics with support from UNFPA Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Feeling right at home in an academic environment, 38-year-old Mohammad Jawad Shahab, a lecturer at Kabul University, dreams of pioneering the master’s program in statistics and... Read more

19 August 2019

Fariba goes back to school thanks to UNFPA humanitarian assistance

JALALABAD, Afghanistan – Educating girls is still a taboo for many families in some parts of rural Afghanistan. 17-year-old Fariba lives in Safi Abad, a suburb of the eastern city of Jalalabad. She... Read more

19 August 2019

Executive Director's statement on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August

Women humanitarians protect human rights, dignity and give hope to others As we mark World Humanitarian Day, UNFPA salutes those who respond to crises around the world. This year, we call attention... Read more

12 August 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day, 12 August

My Body, My Life, My World! – a brand new rallying cry for the SDG generation From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25 years... Read more

30 July 2019

World Day against Trafficking in Persons  

Trafficking in persons exploits the most vulnerable among us, those often already disadvantaged and marginalized, including refugees and migrants. No country is immune.   More than 70 percent of... Read more