Where we work

BAAG's Member organisations work across a large number of Afghanistan's provinces.  Click on the provinces of the map below to see which organisations are present there and details of their programmes. 


Some of our members - Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International UK, Child Soldiers International and Global Witness - operate on a nation-wide basis rather than in specific provinces. 


Afghanistan provincial map Nimroz Helmand Kandahar Zabul Paktika Khost Paktya Nangarhar Kunar Nuristan Badakhshan Takhar Kunduz Balkh Jawzjan Faryab Badghis Herat Farah Ghor Daykundi Uruzgan Sari Pul Ghazni Wardak Logar Kabul Laghman Parwan Kapisa Panjsher Baghlan Samangan Bamyan


  • Islamic Relief

    Children/social work

    One to One Orphan Support (OTO)

    The one to one orphan sponsorship project is one of Islamic Relief's longest running projects, started in 2003.

    • The project is sponsored individually through personal support of 2200 sponsors who live in the western countries, mainly Australia, USA, UK and Turkey.
    • The project is mainly focused on financial support of the poorest and needy orphans who are not able to continue their education due to economic problems.  
    • The OTO project staff register each orphan accordingly to the criteria, approved by community and religious elders and verified by the IR team and creates a bank account for the registered orphan to receive the allocated money.  
    • Currently the total number of OTO sponsored is 2134 orphans in four provinces (Kabul, Mazar, Nangarhar and Bamyan)

    SEHAT (Supporting Education Through Health Assistance and Treatment)

    The SEHAT project is in line with Islamic Relief's Strategy (2009-11) Aim No. 5 “Children’s wellbeing is placed at the centre of our actions with focus on providing support so that vulnerable children can grow up in a healthy, caring and supportive environment." 

    The SEHAT project supports those orphans who are already registered in the OTO project in terms of health services in four provinces namely Kabul, Mazar, Bamyan and Mazar.


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  • Islamic Relief

    Children/social work

    PQEO - Provision of Quality Education for Orphans, Phase 3

    The PQEO project is designed to provide quality education to impoverished orphan children at the Khoog Orphan ('Sweet home') School in Nanagarhar province. The Sweet home school is one of the modal schools in Jalalabad city.

    • The project supports provision of all required educational facilities to 478 enrolled orphan students, including education materials, stationary and equipment and uniform.
    • Out of the total number, 50 orphans are accommodated in the hostel as they come from remote conflict-affected areas and some of them don’t have any dependents.
    • Within the project IR constructed a two story building with the capacity of 100 children. The project is funded by OR USA.
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  • Strengthening Afghan Governance and Alternative Livelihoods

    Building capacity of agricultural associations and improving service delivery to their members, strengthening key value chains.

    This programme is in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation. 

  • Oxfam

    Governance | Women

    Bayan II

    Project focuses on women in the security forces.  It's long term goals are centered on inclusion (ensuring there are more women included in the security sector) and protection (ensuring women are safer inside the security forces). It also support women to enter and work effectively in parliament. 

    Bayan activities are diverse, ranging from using social media, trainings/workshops, community mobilization, engaging youth and academia, research, direct advocacy, monitoring of relevant, government policies, hotline (free consultation via phone), TV/Radio dramas and shows, roundtables, etc. Bayan national and international partners are working at local, national and international levels, engaging youth, activists, actors and stakeholders. Through advocacy, influencing and awareness rising, it is aimed to achieve more responsive and inclusive security sector and more women inclusion in leadership and politics.

    This is a consortium project with Gender Concerns International and Cordaid, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

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  • Oxfam

    Livelihood | Women

    Markets for Afghan Artisans

    Working with women who are poor, uneducated or unable to leave the home for cultural reasons, the project trains them in a craft. It builds on this by training the women in the business skills needed to turn that craft into a livelihood. It provides critical and ongoing support to connect them with sustainable markets to sell their goods and helps them to create a long-term and thriving business that can be based in their homes. 

    Women also come to Zardozi training centers to refine their skills and to take part in training from business management to literacy and accounting – equipping them with everything they need to build a successful business.

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  • Oxfam

    Community development

    Citizens First 

    The project trains CSOs (civil society organisations) in good governance, budget-tracking, policy analysis and advocacy to give them a better understanding of these skills and how to use them to the benefit of their local communities.

    This involves forming advocacy committees to conduct evidence-based advocacy at district, provincial and national levels to discuss problems affecting communities. The aim is to help mitigate these problems, build peace at a community level and connect communities to government. Access to evidence-based advocacy and regular contact with government about the needs of its constituents will lead to more responsive government at all levels. This will contribute to long-term peace and positive change, as civilians feel they can hold their government accountable for the issues that affect their lives.

    The project also provides budget-tracking and policy analysis training for government officials.

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  • Oxfam


    Human Rights in Extractive Mining

    • Advocacy training for a coalition of civil society organizations (CSOs) on human rights, employment rights and the rights of affected communities to help them advocate for a safe environment to live in.
    • CSO staff are trained in the skills needed to defend the rights of workers and communities living near mines and to monitor the activities of the extractive companies.
    • Groups are created in the affected communities and then connected with ministries, mining companies and other relevant organizations to discuss mining activities and the protection of affected communities.
    • They also advocate for mining employees’ rights and for best-practice mining in Afghanistan.
    • Research to highlight the problems and challenges faced by miners and the wider community as mining begins in their area. The results will be shared with relevant government departments in order to urge them to review current mining policies in favor of better practices and solutions.
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  • Tearfund

    Community development

    Eastern Region Community Development Programme

    Designed in partnership with local communities, ERCDP is a multi-pronged approach consisting of the following components:

    • Development of a sustainable animal husbandry system by providing 18 month-old heifers and one year-old goats to poor and vulnerable families as a means of income generation, improvement of dairy farming, and broader development.
    • Establishment of literacy courses for adults in Pashto, one of the two official languages in the country, and in Pashai, the mother tongue of the Pashai people.
    • Development of the Pashai language through Pashai primer classes, a pilot Multilingual Education (MLE) programme for Pashai children and the publishing of Pashai books and reading materials.
    • Establishment of Self Help Groups (SHGs) with a group savings and loan system for small businesses. Members discuss and prioritise community needs and receive training as appropriate.

    The project focuses on poor and vulnerable families including widows, orphans, disabled and illiterate people in the area, including some returning refugees according to agreed criteria.

    Total direct beneficiaries:  10,187 across Nangahar and Laghman

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