Afghanistan has long been used as a battleground for strategic wars by larger external powers. This is in part due to its geographic position between the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia.  In addition, the fragmented and polarised nature of Afghan society, which is made up of many different ethnic groups, has lead to its multiple internal struggles which have gained support from the different external powers.  The almost continuous devastation caused to the country for over the past three decades is a testimony to the strength and endurance of its people and the groups who work towards rebuilding their country.

Conflict profile

Explore our guide to the conflict in Afghanistan. Includes a general overview, timeline, guide to key people and resources. Read more »

Stories from Afghanistan

Peacebuilding organisations in Afghanistan

Below are listed peacebuilding and conflict resolution organisations active in Afghanistan. Just click on a group’s name for further information.