A woman gathers firewood at a makeshift camp for displaced people in Kabul, Afghanistan. The camp has very little clean water, lacks adequate sanitation facilities, and offers limited protection from the harsh weather. In every corner of the world, women are more likely than men to live in extreme poverty like this. Globally, women do 2.6 times more domestic work than men and earn 23 percent less for paid work.
In Afghanistan, the UN Humanitarian Air Service is launching a new initiative to get more female Afghan humanitarians into the skies and the field.
According to two new reports , the reason is clear: Man-made conflict is the #1 driver of hunger on the planet.
In the face of immense challenges, some rural communities in Afghanistan are building their own resilience to natural disasters. Supporting other communities to do the same will transform the lives of millions who currently depend on assistance to survive floods and droughts.
Asia Bahar works as a Tally Assistant for WFP's office in Aghanistan. Below, she explains what her job involves and why logistics expertise is so crucial to WFP's mission.