Afghanistan is a country that symbolizes war and poverty. With regard to the United Nations Human Development Index, the country ranked 181st out of 182 countries in 2009 and has changed little since then because the country and its people are at war. Consequently, a population of 32 million people lives in poverty, which is underlined by the common life expectancy of just 43 years, an unemployment rate of 40 percent, and the low education level of Afghanistan’s children. Furthermore, more than 50 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, and just one-third of all households have access to drinking water. Afghanistan heavily relies on food aid from foreign countries, which is also a consequence of increasing food insecurity, mainly created by ...

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