Feature Stories

Thursday, May 7, 2020

COVID-19 is spreading quickly across Afghanistan and with it, concerns for its disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable among the Afghan people, including returnees.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Posht Koh Molla Yasin village sits along the Hari River in Herat’s Injil district. Peaceful and idyllic among the low mountains for most of the year, the village can suddenly become treacherous when heavy rains fall in the winter and cause the river to spill over its banks.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Walking into the narrow, cramped courtyard of Shamsur Rahman’s home in Jalalabad city, it is difficult to imagine that his family of ten can live there. But they do, and so do the families of his three brothers.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

IOM’s CHEF Programme Provides Training Facility for Midwives in Bamyan Province. Infant and maternal mortality rates in Afghanistan are among the highest in the world, and only 16% of women are attended by trained personnel during pregnancy, particularly in rural areas. Ensuring that Afghanistan has the human resources it needs to provide sustainable health care services is a priority for the government and for IOM.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

IOM’s Temporary Return of Qualified Nationals Project “Afghanistan has suffered a lot in the last several decades. In the 1990s, when I left my country, there seemed to be little chance for progress and self-advancement.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Qader*, a 23 year old Afghan man, traveled to Norway in 2010 to find work and apply for asylum. When his father suddenly passed away, however, Qader made the decision to return to Afghanistan and take care of his family.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The village of Engishka sits alongside a flood path in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Gardez River winds through Afghanistan’s Paktia province, providing villages with a vital source of water for crops and livestock.