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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

27 July 2019

Mobile health teams bring life-saving care to fragile communities in Afghanistan

NANGARHAR, Afghanistan – Raihana Bibi is a 30-year-old mother of four children – one boy and three girls. Their family returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan and settled in Nangarhar Province about... Read more

25 July 2019

Women belong at the centre of peace efforts, women UN leaders urge in Afghanistan

  Kabul, Afghanistan/UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem joined a high-level delegation of women UN leaders on an intensive two-day “solidarity mission” to... Read more

24 July 2019

ED applauds work of UNFPA colleagues on joint UN mission in Afghanistan

On a joint UN “solidarity mission” to Afghanistan focused on women, peace and security, Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem recognized the dedication and hard work of colleagues in the UNFPA Country... Read more