Poverty In Afghanistan

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Name: Hedayatullah Niazi Title: Poverty in Afghanistan Date: 14th October 2008 Poverty the Biggest Obstacle in the Track of Education in Afghanistan Poverty is the biggest problem in the world that causes many sever catastrophes such as lack of education, infrastructures, health care system, financial income, shelter, sufficient food and clear drinking water in the poor countries particularly in the Asian war-torn Afghanistan. As stated in “Afghanistan 2007 Human Development Report” that “Afghanistan, the fourth poorest or the most deprived country in the world and the poorest country in the entire Asia-pacific region” (Curtis), is experiencing poverty as a result of three decades of conflict, as well as restrictive traditions that hinders children from attending school. Now a days according to surveys by the UN children’s organization, UNICEF spokesman Aleem Siddigue said, “There are more than 50,000 to 60,000 school age street children in Kabul”(Synovitz). But Aschiana, a non-governmental organization claims the number has doubled in the last two years. These children work alongside adult beggars, who lost their limbs, husbands some lost their parents and can not attend school because they are responsible for the family’s income. In conjunction with all aspects of poverty in Afghanistan, poverty’s effects on education system is very obvious and considerable. As it is apparent, the backbone of a government is its economy and well-organized economic system. If the economy of a country is weak or by other words, if poverty spreads out its roots in a country, the country will be affected through different angles. As result of poverty, Afghanistan is constrained by medical problem (HIV/AIDS, MALARIA…), regional problems (INSECURITY, OPIUM POPPY CULTIVATION AND DRUGS TRAFFIC), lack of shelter, shortage of food and clear drinking water, and

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