UNDP Afghanistan, in partnership with Pajhwok Afghan News, recently conducted a three-day training in investigative journalism for 21 Afghan journalists (including 6 female participants) through its ACTION project.
The country is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 due to the limited availability of properly equipped medical facilities, inadequate numbers of trained medical personnel, the damaging effect of 40 years of war on social capital at the community level, a large influx of returnees from Iran and Pakistan during recent months, and the lack of resources to support local government in taking the action needed.
Although Afghanistan is still in the ‘Pre-Surge’ phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) sources, the country has a low level of preparedness in relation to the level of response that is likely to be required.
UNDP Afghanistan launched its National Human Development Report on minerals extraction in Afghanistan. The report is based on extensive field work, substantive consultation with civil society, private sector, government and UN agencies, and focused group discussions with communities living around mines.
As the world copes with one of the most catastrophic pandemics of modern times, laboratory services and testing capabilities are proving to be most critical in tackling the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Who would marry a short girl like her? Look at her legs. Why did you come, it’s better you stayed at home.” This is what Nazia, hears from people whenever she goes to a party or a gathering.

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31.7%

of Afghans are literate

35.8%

of population living below the national poverty line

17.5

is the median age in Afghanistan

8.3%

of people uses internet

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