(Kopie 1)

The situation in Afghanistan

•    It has always been one of the poorest countries of the world. It’s no. 170 out of 174 of the UN statistics
•    It has widely been destroyed by war and civil war; there have been armed hostilities for over 40 years
•    Economy has collapsed, unemployment rate is up to 90 %
•    Every 4th woman is a widow. 16 out of 100 children die before their 1st birthday. Average life expectancy is 43 years
•    85% of the Afghan population are illiterate, almost all the intellectual elite having fled
•    Public administration and government were not functioning for a long time
•    Unsatisfactory public transport and communication (telephone, post)
•    There is only limited public health care, medical personnel is scarce