Press releases

  • 30 Mar

    Joint Statement from BAAG and ENNA on Pledging Summit for Afghanistan

    “Political instability, economic collapse, drought, climate change and COVID-19 have created unprecedented humanitarian needs.”

    London, UK (28 March 2022)...

  • 13 Nov

    #RaiseAPen Campaign kicks off | Women

    "No sustainable peace in Afghanistan without education for women & girls", says former UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura

    Global personalities have been raising their...

  • 27 Sep

    Grassroots engagement holds the key to development in Afghanistan | Civil society

    Ten prominent Afghan development and human rights activists will alert world leaders to the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan that has led to more than a million internally displaced...

  • 03 Dec

    Reported maternal mortality in Afghanistan: too good to be true? | Health

    By the end of 2015, international leaders and donors are likely to claim achievement of some Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Experts state that Afghanistan’s claims of a massive reduction in...

  • 02 Dec


    · 60% felt less safe over past year

    · 50% had received death threats or intimidation

    · 73% had experienced a reduction in funding for their...

  • 02 Dec

    The future of Afghanistan is at risk, experts warn Cameron | Development, | Civil society

    Large cuts to the Afghanistan aid budget in the wake of troop withdrawals could wreck the huge improvements made in the last decade and threaten a new generation of Afghans to a life of poverty, a...

  • 17 Jul

    Global Witness: Campaigners welcome Tokyo commitment on Afghanistan’s extractives | Economy

    While welcoming the landmark agreement on good governance in Afghanistan’s mining sector at the Tokyo conference, campaigners warned that details such as civil society engagement, deal disclosures...

  • 06 Jul

    Aid must work better for Afghans in the next decade

    Oxfam warns that development gains made in Afghanistan over the last decade are in danger of being thrown away if levels of aid fall away in conjunction with the withdrawal of international troops...

  • 17 May

    Agencies' letter to NATO on Afghan oil gas and mining sector | Economy

    As NATO leaders prepare to meet in Chicago, three agencies, including BAAG member Global Witness, call on the organisation to take steps to ensure that Afghanistan's mineral and energy resources...

  • 24 Apr

    Global Witness: Future of Afghan Mining Sector Threatened by Weak Contracts | Economy

    Afghanistan’s future mining industry risks being undermined by contracts which are not fully transparent, don’t provide for engagement with local communities, and are missing important...

  • 29 Feb

    Women activists are still at risk in Afghanistan | Women

    Womankind Worldwide: the security and protection of women and of women’s rights continues to have a low profile on the international agenda. Read the ...

  • 29 Feb

    Building better lives in the midst of conflict | Education

    Mercy Corps: While our vocational training schools in Helmand were closed during the height of protests last week, our teachers and staff continued to call and check in with students, ensuring...

  • 23 Feb

    Brutal Afghan Winter could cost more children's lives | Refugees & IDPs

    Save the Children: Following reports that at least 28 children living in camps near Kabul have already died because of freezing temperatures, we are warning that even more could children could die...

  • 21 Feb

    Afghanistan: Hope and Heroes | Health

    Save the Children: Doctors and nurses rushed to a bed in Khulm District Hospital as little Ahmadullah fought for his life. Only four days old and ill with neo-natal sepsis — a potentially fatal...

  • 03 Feb

    Responding to Avalanches in Afghanistan | Environment

    Concern Worldwide has launched an emergency response in Afghanistan after avalanches in Badakhshan province killed at least 43 people. An entire village has been buried in 10 feet of snow.

  • 12 Jan

    Community based Education in Kabul | Education

    Joe Spikes, Fundraising Officer for Children in Crisis recalls a visit to Kabul: In late October 2011 I enjoyed what can only be called the privilege of being able to visit Afghanistan, our sister...

  • 04 Jan

    Clean water project cuts Afghan medical bills | Health

    Tearfund: Medical bills for poor families in central Afghanistan are being cut as a result of Tearfund work to improve health standards.


  • 07 Dec

    Playing with the lives of Afghan people | Women

    Womankind: Within 10 years from Bonn 2001 to Bonn 2011 there were a huge number of promises and commitments through various international conferences on Afghanistan, laws, policies, strategies and...

  • 05 Dec

    Progress for Afghan children in jeopardy | Aid effectiveness

    Save the Children: As world leaders meet in Germany to discuss Afghanistan's future, we're concerned that the real progress made for children there will be put at risk if funding is cut after the...

  • 05 Dec

    Inside and Outside the Bonn Conference | Women

    Womankind: Today representatives from over 90 countries  are meeting in Bonn to discuss the future of Afghanistan.  The Bonn Conference marks the 10th anniversary of the end of the Taliban era...

  • 05 Dec

    Bonn Conference 2011: Time to get it right in Afghanistan | Development

    Oxfam: The Bonn Conference comes at a critical moment and it will last only one day. But a lot can happen in a day; lives can be changed. 


  • 05 Dec

    Afghan Women’s Declaration | Women

    Womankind: During the Bonn conference on 5 December the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) released the “Afghan Women’s Declaration to the International Conference on Afghanistan in Bonn” calling for...

  • 05 Dec

    Afghan Women's Network: “Women’s rights are not negotiable” | Women

    Care International: Delegation of ten women activists in Bonn for Afghanistan Conference / Achievements of the past ten years must be safeguarded and built upon.

    At a press conference on...

  • 05 Dec

    Quick fixes at Bonn will tip Afghanistan back into civil war | Development

    Christian Aid: Afghanistan risks deterioration back into civil war unless concrete steps toward long term development are taken at the Bonn Conference, warns...

  • 02 Dec

    Bonn Agreement 2011 | Development

    World Vision: Representatives from more than 90 countries are gathering to discuss Afghanistan’s future. The Bonn Conference, which begins next week, is a real chance to put concrete steps forward...