One Week in Afghanistan

Justin Byworth, Chief Executive of World Vision UK, blogs about his week in Afghanistan and the work World Vision does in one of the world's most dangerous and misunderstood contexts. 

Follow him on his first day as he lands in Afghanistan and comes to grips with a context full of contrasts. Experience the tragedy of death and hope of life in a hospital maternity ward. Meet Mohamed in the Afghan countryside who wants to see the lives of women and children change in his country. Listen to the tough life stories of children who now live in the safety of a World Vision child care centre. See the world of strong Afghan women trying to change the lives of their children and communities. Sit in a health and nutrition clinic and watch as mothers and midwives keep children healthy. And finally, reflect with Justin on the complexities of Afghanistan and the hopeful memories he takes back with him to the UK.