From February 21-25, 2021, Dubai World Trade Center hosted Gulfood 2021, the world's largest food exhibition held every year which encompasses a total area of 1 million square feet (roughly 10 hectares) of exhibition space.
26 April 2021 marked the inaugural graduation ceremony for the first class of 95 female Health Social Counselors (HSCs) in Kabul and Kandahar through the Ghazanfar Institute of Health Science.
Agriculture is the main source of income for families living in the Farza and Istalif Districts of Kabul, as well as the Bagram District of Parwan. However, at harvest time, the oversupply of fresh fruits and vegetables in local markets push selling prices down.
Afghanistan is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women, yet the country has 3,958 women police officers, a ratio of one police woman for every 3,537 women.
Afghan farmers in the remote areas of the western Farah province face multiple and severe challenges to their livelihood. Frequent droughts and a lack of proper irrigation systems, along with the controlling presence of the Taliban, mean that opium poppy cultivation is often the most viable option for farmers to earn a basic income.
The pandemic has had drastic impacts in Afghanistan due to its fragile healthcare system that is largely dependent on support from international donors.
Mezhgan, a 25 year-old Afghan star athlete, is a keen student, and has always dreamt of pursuing higher education outside of her home country. Today, together with 30 other young Afghan women, she is a scholarship holder for a Master’s degree programme in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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