Development aid is failing to improve the lives of the poorest 20 percent of the world's population, according to a report published on Thursday that predicted growing global inequality.

Ishaqzai, wizened and weather-beaten by decades of working in his wheat field, is one of more than 250,000 people in western Afghanistan displaced by the months-long dry spell that has devastated c

Afghanistan, where a lack of snow and rain in recent months has badly hit the harvest, sparking warnings of severe food shortages

A landslide destroyed nearly 300 homes, killing at least 10 people, as it swept through an Afghan village where residents were using only basic digging tools to search for survivors, officials said

An estimated 32 million women and girls of reproductive age living in emergency situations, all of whom require sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services. This systematic review assessed the effect of SRH interventions, including the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) on a range of health outcomes from the onset of emergencies.

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Millions of Afghans face hunger after a drought decimated crops in the war-ravaged country, U.N. officials said on Tuesday, calling for an extra $115 million to help families buy food.

It lags behind neighbours China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan but is ahead of Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Quake on Afghan border jolts north India

The concept of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is built around low socioeconomic status (SES) and poverty as the most important social determinants [1]. Poor health is not confined to poor people, but the burden of poor health is disproportionately greater within poor communities. A combination of insufficient social programs, unfair economic arrangements, and corrupt politics creates conditions that allow poverty to obstruct health [2]. Within this paradigm is the impact of violent conflict.

Afghanistan’s water crisis is one of the acutest in Asia. Less than a third of the country's population has access to clean drinking water.

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