Afghanistan

Provincial Map of Afghanistan
Afghanistan is divided into 34 provinces The provinces of Afghanistan are the primary administrative divisions. Each province encompasses a number of districts or usually over 1,000 villages. Population 2020, estimate: 32, 890,171; Largest city Kabul (capital), population 4.6 million. At left, Provincial map of Afghanistan. Key (alphabetical order): Badakhshan (30); Badghis (4); Baghlan (19); Balkh (13), Bamyan (15), Daykundi (10), Farah (2), Faryab (5); Ghazni (16); Ghor (6), Helmand (7); Herat (1); Jowzjan (8); Kabul (22), Kandahar (12); Kapisa (29); Khost (26); Kunar (34); Kunduz (18); Laghman (32); Logar (23); Nangarhar (33); Nimruz (3); Nuristan (31); Paktia (24); Paktika (25); Panjshir (28); Parwan (20); Samangan (14); Sar-e Pol (9); Takhar (27); Uruzgan (11); Maidan Wardak (21); and Zabul (17). Credit: Joshbaumgartner via Wikepedia, Public Domain. Right: Map of Afghanistan with key cities. Credit: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas.

This page provides links to recent posts on Simerg that contain stories, announcements and articles about Afghanistan, post Taliban takeover. It is in chronological order with the most recent story on top. Our first piece is dated August 17, 2021.

  1. February 28, 2022: Afghanistan Update — Misery and Humanitarian Crisis in Country is Overshadowed by Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine; Experts Call for Lifesaving Assistance to Afghanistan
  2. February 13, 2022: Letter from Afghanistan [6] – Simerg’s Special Correspondent Visits Ismaili Families in Sia Sang, a Remote Village in Wardak, Central Afghanistan
  3. December 6, 2021: Letter from Afghanistan [5] – In Meeting with AKDN Representative, Governor of Afghanistan’s Bamyan Province Encourages Network to Continue its Socio-Economic Contributions in the Province
  4. December 4, 2021: Letter from Afghanistan [4] – Young Ismaili Activist Shares Her Hopes and Concerns About the Future in Afghanistan
  5. November 12, 2021: Afghanistan Update: Taliban and Aga Khan Development Network Discuss Future Development in Country
  6. September 28, 2021: Afghanistan Update: Nature Journal’s World View – The Incoming Afghan Government Must Allow Immunizations
  7. September 24, 2021: Aga Khan Cultural Services Launches Social Media Pages to Monitor on Potential Dangers to Country’s Cultural Heritage
  8. September 13, 2021: “We are Operational and We Will Do More” – Aga Khan Foundation Makes Inspiring Statement at Humanitarian Conference Convened by UNSG António Guterres in Geneva on September 13
  9. September 8, 2021: Ismaili Drives For Afghan Refugees in Chicago Area Fill 4 Trucks With Resettlement Supplies
  10. September 5, 2021: Letter from Afghanistan [3] – Leadership Urges Jamati Members Not to Cross Border into Pakistan
  11. September 2, 2021: Ismaili CIVIC to Host Supply Drive For Afghan Refugees at Three Jamatkhana Locations in Chicago Area
  12. August 30, 2021: Ismaili CIVIC Volunteers Join Local Organizations in Cedar Park, Texas, to Support Refugees from Afghanistan;
  13. August 29, 2021: Letter from Afghanistan [2]
  14. August 27, 2021: Anxious Ismaili Couple in New Mexico, USA, Await News About their Extended Family Members in Afghanistan
  15. August 25, 2021: Letter from Afghanistan [1];
  16. August 25, 2021: Aga Khan Development Network’s Commitment to Afghanistan and Its People; and Overview of AKDN’s Work in the Country for the Last 25 Years;
  17. August 24, 2021: To the Women of Afghanistan: Let Your Story and that of Bibi Khadijah (a.s.) Be a Powerful Trampoline of Progress for the People of Afghanistan and Around the Muslim World;
  18. August 22, 2021: Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers – with Love – for the Children, Girls, Sisters and Mothers of Afghanistan;
  19. August 20,2021: Ismaili Institutions Says Majority of Jamati Members in Afghanistan Safe and Continuing with Normal Life; and
  20. August 17, 2021: Ismailis in Afghanistan Asked to Stay Home and Not Panic

Date posted: August 30, 2021.
Last updated: February 28, 2022.

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