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Crisis in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is the UK government's most important foreign policy and national security issue, according to Prime Minister David Cameron. The current war in Afghanistan has been longer than both the First World War and Second World War combined.

Mass graves in Granai, Farah Province. Copyright Guy Smallman

Mass graves in Granai, Farah Province. Photograph by Guy Smallman.

Afghanistan has borne the brunt of decades of foreign intervention and conflict, and as a result is now one of the poorest countries in the world. For ordinary Afghans, the situation resulting from the war is terrible. Thousands of civilians have been killed and injured since 2001, human rights are deteriorating and millions of Afghans rely on food aid to avoid starvation

War on Want is campaigning to demand the UK government withdraws British troops from Afghanistan immediately and to support a political solution under UN auspices based on the Afghan people's self-determination, security and human rights.

Please add your voice to ours so that we can end this senseless conflict and guarantee the Afghan people a future free from foreign intervention.

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