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Country Statistics

  • Population: 39,232,003 (2023 est.)
  • Below the Poverty Line: 54.5% (2016 est.)
  • Life Expectancy: 54.05 years (2023)
  • Literacy Rate: 37.3% (2021)
  • Human Development Index: 180/191 (2022)
  • Global Climate Risk Index: 6 (2019)

About the Children

  • Under the Age of 14: 39.8% (2023 est.)
  • Children under 5 Underweight: 19.1% (2018)
  • Average Years of Schooling: 2.98 years (2021)

Causes of Death

  • Hepatitis A, Typhoid Fever, Malaria, Crimea-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever.
  • Others include diarrheal diseases and birth complications.

22.8 million people experience severe food insecurity due to: civil conflict, population displacement, economic slowdown, curfews and restrictions on movement, and international aid unable to continue.

Earthquakes, floods, droughts, air and water pollution, landslides, and overcrowding all threaten the livelihood of Afghanistan’s people.

Afghanistan is currently home to 59,486 refugees from Pakistan. (2022)

There are 4.314 million displaced people due to natural disasters and political instability. (2021)

Human trafficking is a major issue as well. These people are subjected to forced labor in agriculture, brick kilns, carpet weaving, domestic servitude, commercial sex, poppy cultivation and harvesting, salt mining, transnational drug smuggling, and truck driving.

Afghan security forces and non-state armed groups, including the pro-government militias and the Taliban, continue to unlawfully recruit and use child soldiers.

Terrorist groups are prominent throughout the country and the Taliban take over has caused extreme unrest and a high murder rate.

About 11% of the population uses drugs. (2018)

Recent Field Reports