Imagine Asia

The Need

FACTS AT A GLANCE

Average Life Expectancy - 43 years

14 children die from preventable diseases every 30 minutes.

One out of every four children dies before the age of five.

Malnutrition among children is 50%.

10,000,000 landmines remain after decades of war.

One Afghan woman dies in childbirth every 30 minutes.

20,000 women die in childbirth each year.

Per capita GDP – $700.

Disabled population is 17%

Population with access to improved water is 13%

Literacy rate is 14% for women and 43% for men

Just $93 in development aid has been spent per Afghan per year over the past seven years

AFGHANISTAN STATISTICS

Population:

31,889,923 (est.)

Ethnic groups:

Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4%

Literacy:

total population: 28.1%

male: 43.1%

female: 12.6% (2000 est.)

Land use:

arable land: 12.13%

Population below poverty line:

53% (2003)

Population:

31,889,923 (est.)

Median age:

total: 17.6 years

male: 17.6 years

female: 17.6 years (2007 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 43.77 years

male: 43.6 years

female: 43.96 years (2007 est.)

Ethnic groups:

Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4%

Literacy:

total population: 28.1%

male: 43.1%

female: 12.6% (2000 est.)

Land use:

arable land: 12.13%

Population below poverty line:

53% (2003)

Roadways:

total: 34,782 km

paved: 8,229 km

unpaved: 26,553 km