Afghanistan Today – Overview
CENTRAL ASIA, 11 Oct 2021
20 Years of Occupation by 31 of the Richest Countries in the World
What has US/UK and NATO occupation achieved?
13,072 confirmed drone strikes
£39 billion on UK military operations
10 million landmines
Biggest bomb ever dropped
174,000 Afghans killed in war
Average 46 bombs dropped per day
363,000 Afghans killed indirectly
4 million internally displaced
$143 billion spent on ‘reconstruction’
2.4 million addicted to opium
68% Afghans suffer depression
87% Afghan women experience domestic violence
46% children live in poverty
Half of all under 5 have acute malnutrition
42% access clean drinking water
1 million child labourers
95% households not enough food
Kabul open sewer system
£3.5 billion UK aid
457 British soldiers killed
3,502 coalition soldiers killed
Tags: Afghanistan, Central Asia, Civil society, Economic Crisis, Hunger, Sanctions, Taliban
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