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Afghanistan: a human rights issue

Population 21.9 million (1999). 22 per cent of people live in urban areas Life expectancy 46 years.

Literacy 40% of adult males; females 4-10%

Teacher s 20,000 qualified staff

Water supply 19% of people in urban areas have access to safe water; in rural areas, 11 %

Malnutrition 48% of children under five are moderately severely underweight.

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