Civilians Pay the Cost of Taliban Campaign

With the Tailban apparently stepping up it’s campaign to regain control in Afghanistan, the number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan has jumped 22 percent over the last year, and the UN has put the casualty figures as the

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Afghanistan’s Displaced Women and Girls.

Afghanistan’s Internal Displaced People’s camps are miserable places. Children play in filthy and rubbish-strewn areas alongside stray animals, unemployed men wander around idle and frustrated, and there is little access to running water or appropriate hygiene facilities. There are over

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Afghans Join Together to Protest over Killing

Over 3000 Afghans, both men and women, have marched through Kabul, demanding justice for a woman who was beaten to death by a mob a week ago after being falsely accused of burning a Quran. Farkhunda, a 27-year-old religious scholar,

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Imprisoned Children in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, there are literally hundreds of young children growing up in prison and sharing a jail cell with their mothers, many of whom have been imprisoned because of “moral” crimes, such as that of simply being a woman who

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Hope for Victims of Child Trafficking

Hagar International recently carried out research into the prevalence of human trafficking in Afghanistan, specifically looking into child trafficking.  What they discovered is that child trafficking is extremely prevalent in four key provinces: Herat, Khost, Nangarhar and Paktika, and it

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New Afghan Cabinet Nominated

After more than 3 months of attempting to establish a working and viable government, the Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani has finally nominated his new government ministers to make up the cabinet. Reuters news agency reports that the cabinet make-up reflects

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the sound of music in Afghanistan

In 2001, when the USA entered Afghanistan after 9/11, I had a burden to pray for this country, and subsequently wrote a song, which included the words “there is the sound of singing, songs of rejoicing.” This was a real

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Afghanistan: The elderly

Afghanistan faces many critical situations, but that of the elderly has been highlighted by a recent global report that shows Afghanistan is the worst place to grow old.

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