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Facts about Afghanistan
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According to a World Bank report, 2 out of 3 people in Afghanistan don´t have access to a sufficient amount of food. Many of them struggle to meet their everyday needs.
Afghanistan is a minefield. To date, more than 48,000 have been victims of landmines. Many more have been seriously injured, lost limbs or other party of their body.
According to Unicef, 80% of girls were not attending school in january 2023. Especially further education is often denied to female children.
Around 2,500 children with cleft lip and palate are born in Afghanistan each year. Due to the difficult situation in the country, most have no access to treatment.
In 2022 we were again able to make eighteen surgeries possible in Afghanistan, despite the difficult conditions. We have enabled more than 1,506 operations since the start of our project in the country in 2010.
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Our work in Afghanistan

We have been working to help children with cleft lip and palate in Afghanistan since 2010. Unfortunately the security situation remains difficult. Attacks by the Taliban and other radical groups are part of people’s everyday lives. Due to this situation, many families have lost everything and live in extreme poverty. As a result, access to medical care in the country is poor. In addition, many hospitals have been destroyed and there is a lack of qualified doctors.

Since the taliban took over power in Afghanistan, the security situation will remain the major challenge in the further development of our Afghan project locations in 2023, more than 20 years after the start of the war in the Hindu Kush. As always, it is children who suffer the most. We do all we can to help as many cleft children in Afghanistan as possible with free surgeries.

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Your donation for cleft children in Afghanistan

Children in Afghanistan still suffer terribly. And cleft children are particularly hard hit: along with all the other problems, they also have little chance to receive a safe operation in the country. Please help these cleft children in Afghanistan with your donation. Every child counts!

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Country portrait Afghanistan

The people of Afghanistan are suffering the consequences of decades of war and political unrest: high child and maternal mortality, malnutrition, polio, violence against women and girls. Due to the seizing over power by the taliban, the security situation is still very tense, violent attacks are part of people’s everyday lives. As a result, many families live in extreme poverty in the underdeveloped country..

Afghanistan is a landlocked country between Central and South Asia, bordering China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Some three quarters of the country are covered by mountains that are difficult to access. In the northeast-southwest direction, Afghanistan is criss-crossed by the Hindu Kush mountains. Around 80 percent of the population live in rural areas.
652,860 km²
Official languages
Pashto, Persian
Predominant religion

Children are especially hard hit: 600,000 girls and boys under the age of five are severely malnourished, 30 percent of the children have to do child labor, and more than one million are orphans.