Afghanistan

Praise the Lord that Christian Aid is reaching the nations!

— Donna K., PA

The letters we get from Christian Aid keep us informed of the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you so much.

— Charles and Susana C., KY

Thank God for the good work you are doing.

— David E., NY

Top 5 People Groups

Afghan Tajik: 8,092,000

Southern Pashtun: 6,819,000

Northern Pashtun: 6,474,000

Southern Uzbek: 3,043,000

Hazara: 2,876,000

Religion

Muslim: 99.8%

Christian: 0.1%

Evangelical: 0.0%

Reference:

Operation World

CIA Factbook

Joshua Project

About Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a mountainous region and home to 78 distinct people groups, 73 of whom are considered unreached by Joshua Project. Its national language is Pashtu with the second most important language being Dari. Afghanistan houses the second largest concentration of Tajiks outside of their homeland in Tajikistan. "Tajik" is synonymous with "Persian" and they primarily speak a dialect of the traditional Persian language spoken by the biblical King Darius.

Afghanistan is very hostile to the Gospel, in fact it is the largest country that has never knowingly admitted Christian missionaries, but Christian Aid supports the indigenous missionaries struggling to minister to the Afghan people. Christian Aid has supported ministries that focus on the nearly 4 million Afghan outside their home country; for example, during the Afghanistan war (Operation Enduring Freedom) a Christian group in Pakistan distributed blankets to the Afghan refugees fleeing the fighting.

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