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Afghanistan

From the Field

Forced to flee: How many refugees in the world?

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes, the most since World War II. About 22.5 million of them have fled their own countries as refugees. Find out the top six countries where refugees come from.

Change Makers

18 reasons to have hope in 2018

Hope shines a light in the darkness. It’s infectious, even healing. But what is there to be hopeful for? Let’s look at the year ahead with 18 reasons to have hope in 2018 — and how to pray them into reality.

Prayers

Peace on Earth: How to pray for conflict hot spots

Our world is full of hurting families and nations torn apart by war and violence, and it can be difficult to know how to help those in need. Through prayer, we can “seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14). Pray with us for conflict zones around the world.

Voices

Dirty water: More deadly than war

More than 16 times as many children die from diarrhea caused by dirty water in Afghanistan as the total number of civilians killed in war. Read how World Vision is helping to bring clean water to villages in Afghanistan.

From the Field

Breastfeeding: The key to a child’s healthy start in life

This mother followed the breastfeeding customs of her village in Afghanistan — throw out your first milk; it is harmful to your baby. But then World Vision trained her community about the importance of exclusive breastfeeding, nutrition, and handwashing, which put her daughter on the path to improved health.

Voices

Afghanistan: Worst place to be a mother

Western Afghanistan is a region with one of the highest under-5 mortality rates and where maternal death in childbirth is a serious concern. The 10×10 film “Girl Rising” shows how these issues affect women in Afghanistan and how education can help them.