The women and children of Afghanistan have been severely affected by years of war and famine. One out of every four Afghan children dies before the age of five. More than one million children are orphans; an estimated 500,000 are disabled-most the victims of landmines; and more than a million suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome (Source: Save the Afghan Children, Inc). Use the links below to find more information on Afghanistan, the Taliban, and ongoing disaster relief efforts.
General Information on Afghanistan
General Information on the Taliban
Get updates on the crisis in Afghanistan from Disaster Relief
Read the latest News From Afghanistan, from Doctors Without Borders
Read the transcript of the panel discussion, Afghanistan: Civilians at Risk