Outside in the street, a seemingly endless queue of people have been waiting in line since dusk for a passport. Some of them shared their experiences and told us why they want to leave.
To begin with, Nafisa explains, she did not make much money, but day by day, her income increased. Today, she earns about $30 per day.
One Autumn day in 1998, seven-year old Zarghona Darya was doing her homework on the floor of the family house in Bamyan province.
The United Nations Development Programme in Afghanistan, in cooperation with the Afghan Ministry of Economy, ran a countrywide photo contest called “My Country Through My Own Eyes” to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to display progress of the SDGs in Afghanistan. The contest had two categories: photos taken on mobile phones by amateurs and photos by professional photojournalists.
Sharp, outspoken and confident: twenty-four-year-old Muqadasa Ahmadzai wears a veil, but it cannot hide these qualities.
Shaesta Waiz arrived in Kabul. On her stopover in Kabul, she appeared at a gathering of over 200 schoolgirls, an event organized jointly by UNDP and the Department of Education.

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