Country of the Week: Afghanistan

Inspired by the documentary Beyond Belief, this week's country is: Afghanistan. Here's a map of the region: A few helpful pieces of information on Afghanistan:
-Capital: Kabul
-Population: 33,000,000
-The last several decades have been filled with violence, poverty, and war
-Poppy fields (later turned into opium and heroin) make up a giant chunk the country's economy and are a very challenging and complicated issue to battle (warning: article is sad): NPR Article
-Lots of civilians are dying daily: NPR Article
-President elected in 2004: Hamid Karzai

Other Links:
Article of Afghanistan's Refugee Camps
Interview with Gretchen Peters

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