Launch date: 1995
Local staff : 239
Expatriates : 14
Population: 28 million inhabitants
After 25 years of conflict and sucessive drought, Afghanistan tries to reconstruct itself after the fall of the Taliban.
More than five million people depend on humanitarian aid on a daily basis, a situation which has become even more complex following the attacks against the Taliban by the USA and Great Britain.
Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. The UN estimates that there are more than 25,000 landmines on unexploited territory.
It is estimated that there are around four million Afghan refugees, living mainly in Pakistan and Iran.
Despite the fall of the Taliban regime, the situation of women remains difficult.
Outside Kabul, women who wish to study or work are still being persecuted.
Attacks against humanitarian agencies and organizations have increased in recent months, causing many of them to withdraw from the country for security reasons.
ECHO, EuropeAid, Swiss Cooperation, French Government, World Food Programme, FAO, Afghan Ministry Of Health, private donors