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The Afghan population The Swedish Committee for

Details: The Afghan population. Afghanistan has between 26 and 33 million inhabitants, depending on the source. All data on both the total population and the size of the different ethnic groups are estimates. Irrespective of which estimate of ethnic groups is used, data accuracy is often contested. An attempt to conduct a population census in 1979 could

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The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA)

Details: 23 September. The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan is organising its biennial international conference on November 11, 2021, in Stockholm. The conference will gather experts, policymakers, civil society, and academia to discuss the latest developments.

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Social conditions in Afghanistan The Swedish Committee

Details: Population growth has been strong and extensive refugee returns after the fall of the Taliban in 2001 (more than 5.5 million people, mainly from Pakistan and Iran) have made it difficult for many to make a living as the area of arable land (about 12% of the country) has not increased.

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Children The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA)

Details: The situation is not better for children in Afghanistan About half of the Afghanistan’s population is children under the age 15 and over 3 million of children are faced with different dangers. Last year, on the international day of children the ministry of labor and social affairs has told to the media that about 3 million of Afghan children

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Regional Offices The Swedish Committee for …

Details: Swedish Committee for Afghanistan implements Education, Health, Rural Development and Disability Inclusive programmes in 14 provinces of Afghanistan plus 3 more provinces due to COVID-19, through its five Regional Management and three Liaison Offices. The population of more than 5000 villages are benefited from SCA interventions in Afghanistan.

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Religion in Afghanistan The Swedish Committee for

Details: About 99% of the population are Muslim. The majority are Sunni Muslims of the Hanafi School (estimated at about 80%). Over the course of the last 30 years, the Deobandi Movements and Salafists (Wahhabis) have gained power among the Sunnis. About 15% of the population are estimated to be Shia Muslims (Jafaris) and a few percent adhere to

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Aid should, and does, help civilians The Swedish

Details: SCA was there with and for the civilian population during the Soviet occupation, during a bloody civil war and has remained during the period after 2001. Unlike many other organisations, SCA remained and worked for the needs and rights of the civilians even under the Taliban regime during the 1990s.

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Our work for rural livelihood The Swedish Committee for

Details: Afghanistan has been rapidly urbanized over the past decade, but it is estimated that three quarters of the population live and make their livings in the rural areas. Agriculture and animal husbandry are the main occupations. Wars and natural disasters have left deep scars in …

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SAK-Annual Report-Digital-ENG

Details: About half of the Afghan population is under the age of 15 and these individuals are the most impacted by violence and chronic poverty. Th ey oft en have limited access to education and health care as well as, in general, limited knowledge concerning their rights. Many indicators exhi-bit a clear diff erence between boys and girls. Girls have less

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When the United States wants to silence the ICC, our

Details: Swedish Committee for Afghanistan has repeatedly brought attention to the dire situation facing the civilian population of Afghanistan, where crimes against International Humanitarian Law continues to be committed by all parties to the conflict.

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Languages in Afghanistan The Swedish Committee for

Details: In areas where the majority of the population speaks a third national language alongside the two official ones, such as the Turkic languages Uzbek, Turkmen or Balochi, Pashai, Nuristani and Pamiri, these are also local official languages.

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SCA’s work continues in Afghanistan The Swedish

Details: The Afghan civilian population is one of the poorest and most vulnerable in the world. The people have been subjected to violation and war for 40 years. Now the humanitarian situation is alarming. Food shortages are imminent and the UN is warning of acute undernourishment of half of all children under the age of five.

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Wardak Regional Management Office The Swedish Committee

Details: Wardak Regional Management Office (WRMO) Education program is active in all 9 districts of Wardak province and in two districts of Bamyan Province. The education program in total has 623 classes including 5 coaching classes and 63 nomadic classes in around 316 villages of Wardak and Bamyan provinces. In 2018, the program initiated a pilot

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Afghanistan's climate The Swedish Committee for

Details: Afghanistan's climate. Afghanistan has four seasons; spring, summer, autumn and winter. The largest part of the country has a dry continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. In parts of the lowlands, especially in southern and eastern Afghanistan, the summer temperature can rise to 50⁰C, but stays around 20⁰C in the winter.

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Afghanistan's politics The Swedish Committee for

Details: This laborious parliamentary process and a general deterioration of the economy and the security situation has led to significantly reduced confidence among the population. Afghanistan adopted its first democratic Constitution in 1964 and held relatively democratic elections in 1965 and 1969.

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Afghanistan The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA)

Details: Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت; Dari: جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان) is a nation state in southern Asia. Afghanistan is considered to be part of Central Asia. The country is mountainous and landlocked. It …

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15 years of saving lives in Wardak The Swedish Committee

Details: In Wardak region the maternal mortality rates may have been as much as four times higher, as the province mainly consists of rural and remote districts, with a conservative population. But thanks to the Community Midwife Education of SCA, the number of midwifes in Wardak has increased from 27 to currently 105.

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Concerning the Swedish and International Operations in

Details: by large and important population groups in Afghanistan, where many people hated the Taliban due to their extreme form of Islam (banning music, the increased subjugation of women, barriers to education for girls, etc.). Wahhabism, which differs from the traditional Afghan form of Islam, became more influential during the influence of al-Qaeda.

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