Climate change is testing our planet to the limit, with every single ecosystem, from forests to farmland, facing its own unique challenges. Even if countries around the world succeed in the global effort to stop average temperatures rising more than 2°C, massive changes to our lives and environment are unavoidable.
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.
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.
Cultural restrictions and four decades of war have stripped women of their freedom and rights, including the right to education and work outside home.
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.
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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169

HDI rank

54.5%

National poverty line

2,229

Gross national income (GNI) per capita

0.511

Human Development Index (HDI)

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