Press releases

  • 19 Nov

    NATO must put protection of civilians at the heart of Afghanistan “transition” strategy, warn aid agencies | Civilian casualties

    Oxfam: International military forces must take urgent steps to protect civilians caught up in the escalating conflict as they plan for the handover of responsibility for security to the Afghan...

  • 15 Nov

    UN backed Afghan peace talks crucial to avoid civil war | Peacebuilding

    Christian Aid: Britain and other NATO countries must now agree to formal peace talks with all parties in the Afghanistan conflict, including the Taliban and Afghanistan’s neighbours, say a group...

  • 30 Aug

    Floods affect Afghan Refugees in Pakistan | Refugees & IDPs

    International Medical Corps: The unprecedented flash floods, which left behind a trail of destruction in northwestern Pakistan and continue to wreak havoc along the heavily-populated flood plains...

  • 11 Aug

    Floods in Afghanistan | Health

    International Medical Corps: Monsoon rains that have unleashed the worst flooding in Pakistan in 80 years have also severely affected people in neighboring Afghanistan, where International Medical...

  • 30 Jul

    Making a difference to the health of Afghan families | Health

    Oxfam, in partnership with the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation and several Afghan NGOs, is working in rural Afghanistan to improve the lives of more than 100,000 people by providing clean...

  • 19 Jul

    No more empty promises: Afghans want to see real action now | Aid effectiveness

    Oxfam: The Kabul Conference must be a turning point, not another wasted opportunity, says international aid agency Oxfam on the eve of the event.

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  • 30 Jun

    Midwife Trained by International Medical Corps Saves Afghan Woman in Critical Condition | Health

    International Medical Corps: Malika, a young Afghan woman living in rural Khost Province, appeared to be experiencing a relatively easy labor at home.  But upon delivering a healthy baby girl,...

  • 29 Jun

    New clinic inaugurated | Health

    International Medical Corps, in coordination with the Public Health Department (PHD) of Nangarhar and the Department of Refugees and Repatriation (DORR), organized an event to mark World Refugee...

  • 11 Jun

    Oxfam welcome new UK aid to Afghanistan

    Oxfam warmly welcomes the Department for International Development’s announcement of extra development aid for Afghanistan, which is the second poorest country on earth and whose people have...

  • 13 Apr

    The needs of the Afghan people must not be forgotten | Governance

    Christian Aid: One of the best ways for the needs of the poorest in Afghanistan to be met is through participation in the democratic process. 

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  • 15 Mar

    Afghanistan Refugees: In their own words | Refugees & IDPs

    As a result of ongoing instability in Afghanistan, millions of men, women and children have been forced to flee their homes. An estimated 1.2 million Afghans live in refugee camps inside Pakistan...

  • 15 Mar

    Afghanistan Refugees: In their own words | Refugees & IDPs

    As a result of ongoing instability in Afghanistan, millions of men, women and children have been forced to flee their homes. An estimated 1.2 million Afghans live in refugee camps inside Pakistan...

  • 28 Jan

    Women's Reproductive Health | Health

    Marie Stopes International: As delegates representing world governments, the United Nations and NATO gather for tomorrow’s ‘Afghanistan: The London Conference’, to discuss the future of the...

  • 28 Jan

    Aid Agencies sound the alarm on the militarisation of aid in Afghanistan | Aid effectiveness

    Afghanaid: Briefing in House of Lords warns of the dangers of militarisation of aid in Afghanistan.

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  • 18 Nov

    Poverty and unemployment fuel the conflict according to 70% of Afghans | Development

    Oxfam: Seventy per cent of Afghans surveyed see poverty and unemployment as the major cause of the conflict in their country, according to new research by international aid agency Oxfam and a...

  • 03 Nov

    The new Afghan government must deliver | Development

    Oxfam: The new Afghan government must urgently devote greater resources to building up to 6,000 new schools, training upwards of 5,000 new midwives and professionalizing the police force,...

  • 02 Nov

    Afghan President must tackle poverty as top priority | Governance

    Christian Aid: The failure to conclude a legitimate presidential election is the latest betrayal of the Afghan people who continue to...

  • 26 Oct

    Refugee Action alarmed by decision that Afghanistan is safe for civilians | Refugees & IDPs

    Refugee Action: Civilians fleeing the ongoing war in Afghanistan risk being turned away from British shores following a court ruling this week. According to a judgement by the Immigration and...

  • 19 Aug

    A third of Afghans at risk of hunger shows need for urgent aid reforms | Aid effectiveness

    Oxfam: Too few ordinary Afghans are benefiting from international aid efforts in their country, with a third of the population at risk of hunger, international aid agency Oxfam warned today.

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  • 28 Jul

    Women & Microfinance | Women

    Mercy Corps: For women who live in the countries where Mercy Corps works, mealtime requires a much greater effort. Women prepare the ground, grow the crops and harvest them. Women thresh the grain...

  • 15 Jul

    Bringing Safe Water and Sanitation to Afghan Returnees | Refugees & IDPs

    International Medical Corps: With the support of the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO), International Medical Corps has been addressing one of the most critical needs...

  • 04 May

    The Story of a Young Midwife | Health

    International Medical Corps: Rabia always dreamed of becoming a midwife. She wanted to learn how to take care of the women and children of her village, but did not have even a basic education and...

  • 03 Apr

    Troop surge in Afghanistan must not endanger civilians | Civilian casualties

    Oxfam: The planned troop surge in Afghanistan could see more Afghans suffering in the conflict unless international military forces prioritise the safety of civilians in all their operations, say...

  • 31 Mar

    Oxfam warns of devastating impact for Afghan civilians if violence intensifies | Civilian casualties

    Oxfam: An intensification and spread of violence threatens to push parts of Afghanistan towards a serious humanitarian situation.

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  • 01 Feb

    Afghan Community Development Framework | Civil society

    International Medical Corps: During the coming year, International Medical Corps will expand the ACDF to focus not only on community mobilization to identify and address common challenges, but...

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