The situation in Afghanistan remains highly volatile. There continues to be an ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attacks throughout Afghanistan, including at Kabul International Airport and land border crossings. We continue to advise against all travel to and within Afghanistan. The U.S. Government issued a security alert on October 11 warning citizens to avoid traveling to the Serena Hotel and the surrounding vicinity because of security threats at the Serena Hotel.
Is Afghanistan a poor country
Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world. In Afghanistan, poverty is widespread in rural and urban areas. However, it has been estimated that poverty in Afghanistan is mainly concentrated in rural areas. It has been estimated that four out of five poor people live in rural areas. In these rural areas, families without adequate nutrition see many infants and children become stunted, malnourished and die each year. The regions in Afghanistan where almost half of the inhabitants are poor are the East, Northeast, and West-Central regions. According to the Afghan government’s estimates, 42 percent of Afghanistan’s total population lives below the poverty line. Also, 20 percent of people living just above the poverty line are highly vulnerable to poverty.
What is the main income of Afghanistan?
GDP in Afghanistan is expected to reach 20.46 USD Billion by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics’ global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Afghanistan GDP is projected to trend around 21.43 USD Billion in 2022, according to our econometric models.
What is Afghanistan famous for
It has six bordering countries that include Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan, and China. Afghanistan is famous for its pomegranates in Asia. Let’s explore more about this war-torn country with some interesting facts.
Who is the richest person in Afghanistan
in Afghanistan, reportedly to Asia Sentinel? In 2010, WikiLeaks claimed he is “possibly the richest man in Afghanistan.”
Who funds the Taliban in Afghanistan?
Foreign donations are a major source of income. According to Afghanistan’s Center for Research and Policy Studies, the Taliban received between $150 million to $200 million annually from private citizens and charitable foundations in the Gulf countries. Nearly $60 million was funneled through the Haqqani Network annually.
Are Afghans Arab
Do not call Afghans “Arabs” or “Middle Eastern.” Afghanistan is not located in the Middle East. It is a South Central Asian country composed of many different ethnicities, none of which are Arab.
Can you drink alcohol in Afghanistan?
Afghanistan is one of 16 countries in the world where the drinking of alcoholic beverages at any age is illegal for most of its citizens. Violation of the law by locals is subject to punishment in accordance with Sharia law. Drinkers can be fined, imprisoned, or prescribed 60 lashes with a whip. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), alcohol consumption in Afghanistan is – officially – almost nonexistent. The total alcohol consumption in Afghanistan was approximately zero, the recorded alcohol consumption was also zero, but unrecorded consumption was estimated at 0.7 liters per capita. Enforcement of the law is inconsistent, and alcohol is widely available on the black market, especially in Kabul and in the western city of Herat, where good homemade wine is reported to be readily available at reasonable prices. In the northern part of the country, alcohol smuggling via Uzbekistan is a large business. Alcohol was more widely consumed in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, including by the warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum.