Press releases

  • 23 Nov

    The silent illness stalking Afghanistan | Health

    Tearfund: No one knows the true impact that years of war and instability have had on the mental health of people in Afghanistan.

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  • 18 Nov

    Afghan drought hit families could be cut off by extreme winter weather within weeks | Aid effectiveness

    Oxfam: More than 2 million Afghans are at risk of hunger and many are bracing to be stranded for months without help as the country prepares for a harsh winter, Save the Children and Oxfam warned...

  • 10 Nov

    Training in Helmand | Education

    Mercy Corps: Here in Helmand, we train over 2,000 students per day who sign up for three-to-six month courses in a wide range of skills. We teach tailoring, sign-writing, metalwork, IT, English,...

  • 07 Oct

    Afghan women: towards Bonn and beyond | Women

    Womankind: Today marks the 10th anniversary since the invasion of Afghanistan by US-led forces and the fall of the Taliban from power, which is why No Women, No peace, Channel 16  and others have...

  • 07 Oct

    Fighting Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan | Health

    World Vision: A British GP training midwives in Afghanistan has spoken of the daily challenges facing her team as they work to save the lives of mothers and their children in a remote part of the...

  • 07 Oct

    Afghanistan Ten Years On - Health & Education | Health

    Christian Aid: Fear and frustration over health and education in Afghanistan as NGOs warn time is short to correct course.

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  • 07 Oct

    Green Scarves for Solidarity Campaign | Women

    Oxfam: Actress Dame Helen Mirren, singer and TV presenter Alesha Dixon, comedian Shazia Mirza, and a host of other celebrities, are backing the new Green Scarves for Solidarity campaign, which...

  • 03 Oct

    Ten years of gains for Afghan women under threat, warns Oxfam | Women

    Oxfam: The improvements for Afghan women’s rights gained over the last decade are at risk of slipping away and could be lost in a quick fix bargain for peace, the international aid agency Oxfam...

  • 23 Sep

    Actionaid's poll of Afghan women | Women

    Actionaid polled 1000 women in Afghanistan and found that many feared that negotiating with the Taliban may threaten the gains made for women since 2001.

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  • 22 Sep

    Heatwave brings drought to Afghanistan | Environment

    Tearfund is responding to a worsening drought affecting people in northern Afghanistan.  Some 1.7 million people are considered vulnerable due to the heatwave conditions, which have seen...

  • 20 Sep

    The death of Prof Buhanuddin Rabbani

    Christian Aid today said the killing of Prof Burhanuddin Rabbani raised grave doubts about the prospects for peace in Afghanistan.

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  • 19 Sep

    RI's Afghanistan and Pakistan Libraries Program | Education

    Relief International: Libraries, as an educational tool for individual intellectual development and social progress, offer one of the most efficient, impactful and culturally acceptable and...

  • 21 Jun

    Health Education helps Afghans beat illness | Health

    Tearfund: Deprived Afghan villages susceptible to illness because of poor hygiene practices are enjoying better health after receiving Tearfund training.

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  • 21 Jun

    Health education helps Afghans beat illness | Health

    Tearfund: Deprived Afghan villages susceptible to illness because of poor hygiene practices are enjoying better health after receiving Tearfund training.

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  • 09 Jun

    A cheesy story | Development

    Tearfund: If you were asked to name some countries that produce cheese, Britain and France might readily spring to mind. The chances are that Afghanistan wouldn’t; but it does on a small-scale and...

  • 12 May

    Afghanistan Civilians Under Threat | Civilian casualties

    Minority Rights Group International: Afghanistan is the most significant riser in this year’s release of the internationally acclaimed global ranking Peoples Under Threat, which lists...

  • 10 May

    Violations by Afghan forces could escalate as they take on frontline role | Governance

    Oxfam: Coalition forces are not doing enough to prevent abuses by Afghan forces and have been too slow to address the issue as they prepare to hand over responsibility for security, Oxfam and...

  • 20 Apr

    Afghans get health boost from water work | Health

    Tearfund: Drinking water containing e-coli bacteria is a recipe for bad health, but it’s one that many people in poor communities worldwide have no choice but to accept.

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  • 05 Apr

    Goat giveaway tackles Afghan poverty | Development

    Tearfund: A pioneering animal husbandry scheme run by Tearfund is transforming lives among poor communities in Afghanistan.

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  • 23 Mar

    Joint campaign launches to call for 'new approach' to Afghanistan | Aid effectiveness

    Christian Aid: A majority of people in Britain (58%) say they are not clear what Britain is trying to achieve in Afghanistan and only one in four (26%) think the...

  • 24 Feb

    Afghanistan: Gains in girls’ education are at risk unless urgent action is taken, aid groups warn | Education

    Oxfam: Progress in girls’ education, one of the rare Afghan success stories of the last nine years and vital to the long-term development and stability of the country, is under threat, 16 aid...

  • 23 Feb

    Mental Health Programme | Health

    International Medical Corps: With alarming numbers of conflict-affected Afghans suffering from mental illness and substance abuse, International Medical Corps has launched an 18-month mental...

  • 15 Feb

    Afghans receive help after flash floods | Aid effectiveness

    Villagers living at high altitude in Afghanistan have received Tearfund help after flash flooding destroyed their crops and left them facing hunger.

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  • 11 Feb

    From Trainee to Trainer: Dr. Mohsena Sediqi | Health

    International Medical Corps: At the Rabia Balkhi Hospital (RBH) for Women in the capital city of Kabul, International Medical Corps since 2004 has been addressing the shortage of adequately...

  • 02 Dec

    Women & Microfinance | Development

    Mercy Corps: Roshan, a 43-year-old mother of eight children, is in charge. She runs this Kabul tailoring shop and apprentice-style training programme for young women who want to be seamstresses or...

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