World  |  Environment  |  Science & Technology  |  Health  |  Human Rights  |  Feel Good  |  Regions
Great News Network

Positive news from Afghanistan


Alberto Cairo: There are no scraps of men

Alberto Cairo's clinics in Afghanistan used to close down during active fighting. Now, they stay open. At TEDxRC2 (the RC stands for Red Cross/Red Crescent), Cairo tells the powerful story of why -- and how he found humanity and dignity in the midst of war.

Spread the word: Share



More positive news from Afghanistan

Alberto Cairo: There are no scraps of men this article opens in a new window

Story contains video Source: TED, Fri December 23, 2011
Alberto Cairo's clinics in Afghanistan used to close down during active fighting. Now, they stay open. At TEDxRC2 (the RC stands for Red Cross/Red Crescent), Cairo tells the powerful story of why -- and how he found humanity and dignity in the midst of war.

Afghans get first national park

Source: BBC, Thu April 23, 2009
Afghanistan has established its first national park in a spectacular region of deep blue lakes separated by natural dams of travertine, a mineral deposit.

Shredding in Kabul (photo series)

Source: Los Angeles Times, Sun February 08, 2009
Kabul, Afghanistan - Afghan kids skateboard near their homes alongside British members of the NATO-led force in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghan school children to get Japanese aid

Source: The Hindu News, Fri January 23, 2009
United Nations - Tens of thousands of school children in Afghanistan are set to benefit from a USD 24 million donation from Japan under an agreement signed with the UNICEF to construct around 1,000 classrooms.

Hero Therapist Gives Hope to Afghan Disabled (w/Video)

Source: MSNBC, Fri January 16, 2009
Kabul, Afghanistan - Alberto Cairo describes himself as moody, temperamental, impatient and pushy.

Top UN official upbeat as many Member States commit to emergency relief fund

Source: UN News Centre, Tue December 09, 2008
United Nations - The United Nations humanitarian chief announced today that around $380 million was pledged to its emergency relief fund that can be quickly accessed by the world body, potentially saving thousands of lives when responding to disasters.

Measles Deaths Worldwide Fall by 74 Percent

Source: Voice of America, Sat December 06, 2008
Geneva, Switzerland - Health officials say aggressive efforts to vaccinate young children against measles have resulted in a 74 percent global decline in the number of deaths due to the illness. Experts say the biggest decline, 90 percent, occurred in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

UN children’s and refugee agencies sign deal to cut costs of vaccines in Pakistan this article opens in a new window

Source: United Nations, Mon June 23, 2008
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the world body's refugee agency have signed an agreement that will lead to significant savings in the purchase of vaccines for Afghans and locals living in and around Pakistan's refugee settlements.

Donors pledge 20 billion dollars for Afghanistan this article opens in a new window

Source: AFP, Thu June 12, 2008
PARIS (AFP) - World donors pledged 20 billion dollars to rebuild Afghanistan on Thursday but also called on President Hamid Karzai to do more to fight corruption and strengthen the rule of law.

Secretary Rice Honors International Women of Courage

Source: America.gov, Sat March 15, 2008
Washington, D.C., USA - In the first ceremony of its kind at the U.S. Department of State, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice March 7 paid tribute to 10 women from around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership. The honorees represented Afghanistan, Argentina, Indonesia, Iraq, Latvia, Maldives, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe.

Page 1 of 3 pages  1 2 3 > Add GNN's Afghanistan News feed to My Yahoo! Free RSS/XML feed of GNN's Afghanistan News feed.  
 
Afghanistan
Search Afghanistan news:
 advanced

Recommendations

About

The Great News Network is meant to supplement your daily news sources - not replace it. It's role is to show that there is hope, people are making a difference, and that a lot of things are getting better.

Optimism is a great catalyst for making the world a better place. When we can see there is hope, then we'll be more compelled to make the effort to do our part.

© 2003-2017 GNN