Examining data before the U.S. war in Afghanistan and after the U.S. withdrawal, this infographic displays indicators of poverty, food insecurity, child malnutrition, women's rights, U.S. spending, and more.
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Siddique, Abubakar. (2022, March 25). Afghan Widows Struggle to Survive Amid Humanitarian Disaster. Gandhara. https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/afghan-widows-struggle-to-survive/31768872.html.
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United Nations. (1999, May 14). Poverty Impairs Access to Food in Pakistan and Afghanistan, United Nations Officials State. https://press.un.org/en/1999/19990514.PI1139.html.
United Nations. (2022, January 11). Afghanistan: UN launches largest single country aid appeal ever. https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/01/1109492.
United Nations Development Programme. (2021, September 9). 97 percent of Afghans could plunge into poverty by mid 2022, says UNDP. https://www.undp.org/press-releases/97-percent-afghans-could-plunge-poverty-mid-2022-says-undp.
United Nations, Division for the Advancement of Women, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. (2001, December). Women 2000: Widowhood: invisible women, secluded or excluded. https://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/public/wom_Dec%2001%20single%20pg.pdf.
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. (2021, October 5). Half of Afghanistan’s children under five expected to suffer from acute malnutrition as hunger takes root for millions. https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/half-afghanistans-children-under-five-expected-suffer-acute-malnutrition-hunger.
World Food Programme. (2022, May). Afghanistan Food Security Update. https://docs.wfp.org/api/documents/WFP-0000140735/download/