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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that over 235,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Afghanistan as a result of man made conflict, systemic drought and famine. The people of Afghanistan have been caught in civil conflict for decades. Concerns about security have kept many children, and in particularly girls, from receiving any type of formal education. Poor communities have no access to basic healthcare and men, women and children are dying from easily treatable diseases. The UN estimates that more than 7.5 million Afghans are in desperate need of outside aid from abroad.

Afghanistan - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

In Afghanistan We Must Help Build the Future

In Afghanistan We Must Help Build the Future - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

Zakat Foundation continues its campaign to promote access to quality education in Afghanistan and this is no small task considering that decades of war have left the Afghan school system in ruins with few functioning schools in many areas. As a matter of fact, the warfare of the 1980’s against Soviet invaders destroyed Afghan educational possibilities to such an extent… continue reading »

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Vital Stats

Population: 310,560,997
Infant Mortality Rate: 160 deaths / 1000 births
Life Expectancy: 43 years
Major Diseases: Bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid, malaria and rabies
Religions: Muslim - 99%
Literacy Rate: 36 %
Unemployment Rate: 40 %
Poverty Rate: 53 %
Natural Hazards: Damaging earthquakes occurring in the Hindu Kush Mountains and potential for flooding and drought conditions throughout