Clean water is not something anyone in the world should be deprived of. Yet, they are. Children in Afghanistan are amongst those who have no access to clean water and so drink dirty water which causes illness and death. Support Afghan Orphans in our plight against poverty in Afghanistan. Sponsor a child for just £20 a month to ensure a child receives clean and safe drinking water. Support us. Visit www.afghanorphans.org The children of Afghanistan need us. Afghan Orphans
Afghanistan (Listeni/æfˈɡænɨstæn/; Persian: افغانستان; Pashto: Afġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked sovereign state forming part of South Asia, Central Asia, and to some extent Western Asia. It has a population of around 30 million inhabiting an area of approximately 647,500 km2 (250,001 sq mi), making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world.
More than 2 billion people gained access to improved water sources between 1990 and 2010. This means that the Millennium Development Goal of halving proportion of people without access to clean water by 2015 has been reached.
An Iraqi Kurd woman visits a graveyard for the victims of a gas attack by former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 1988, as people mark the 26th anniversary of the attack in the Kurdish town of Halabja on March 16. (AFP/Safin Hamed)