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Afghanaid is an international humanitarian and development non-governmental organisation (NGO), created in 1983 specifically for the Afghans.




John Simpson - Ahmed Rashid - Rory Stewart - Konnie Huq - Francesc Vendrell

 John Simpson

"Afghanaid is dedicated to improving the lives of ordinary Afghans."

The renowned journalist, author, and BBC's World Affairs Editor, John Simpson, has been travelling to Afghanistan for nearly 30 years. He has seen the country during the soviet occupation, the Taliban takeover and the US led international intervention. In the video John Simpson tours Afghanaid projects.

Ahmed Rashid

Renowned Pakistani journalist and best-selling author, Ahmed Rashid, is a great supporter of Afghanaid and the work it does in Afghanistan.

At a special Afghanaid speaking event in central London, Ahmed Rashid commended Afghanaid for its success in differentiating itself from other NGO's in order to make a real difference to people's lives in Afghanistan:

"I've been associated with Afghanaid ever since they set up shop in Peshawara [Pakistan] in the early 1980s......Its always been a great organisation because it has always tried to address the core issues of people's needs. It has always kept its overheads much lower than most other aid organisations, and it has had some very competent people working in it".


Konnie Huq

Konnie Huq was a long time host of Blue Peter. In 2008, Konnie Huq visited and filmed Afghanaid's programme in the most isolated and remote province of Badakhshan for the BBC LIfeline Appeal.

Here, Konnie learnt just how tough life can be for women and children in Afghanistan, especially in the remote province of Badakshan, which has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world. She met volunteer health workers who had been trained by Afghanaid and who had saved the lives of women and babies in their village. Konnie also visited our child peer groups and saw how teaching children about their rights is helping them to improve their lives and speak out against issues like early marriage and child labour.

Rory Stewart

Author and MP says "Afghanaid represents the very best of British charities."

Francesc Vendrell

Former EU and UN envoy to Afghanistan praises Afghanaid's approach.

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