United Nations Habitat - Afghanistan
UN-Habitat Afghanistan works with local authorities and the government in implementing urban housing and development projects. Current projects include sanitation and solid waste management, shelter and water supply and emergency municipal public works programmes.
The establishment of an internationally recognised government in Afghanistan has given millions of Afghans hope for peace and prosperity. An estimated 5 million people who fled the country are now returning home. But more than 2 million houses were destroyed or damaged beyond repair, while all basic health and education facilities ceased functioning. Through conflict and war, UN-HABITAT has continued to serve the people of Afghanistan without interruption. Although much work has been done to develop a comprehensive national development framework, considerable resources are needed to translate the framework into tangible improvements in the quality of life of Afghan citizens.