(Past & Current)

Ever since the publication of the first edition of the Crosslines Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan in 1998, the publication has received broad and varied support from varied organizations. We have also received exceptional help from numerous individuals ranging from writers to photographers and cartoonists concerned by the need to offer better and more credible information on what is happening in Afghanistan today.

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following past and present sponsors and co-sponsors. If you like the work that we are doing, we look forward to your backing to help maintain and further develop this crucial media initiative.

The Smith Richardson Foundation

60 Jesop Road, Westport, CT. 06880, USA. Website:

Embassy of the Netherlands

Kabul, Afghanistan

The initial principal sponsor of the CROSSLINES Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan in 1998, the Foreign Ministry of the Netherlands is one of the most active donors involved in supporting media and public information in humanitarian, conflict and recovery situations.

Contact: Kabul Office of the Netherlands Mission to the Islamic State of Afghanistan, House no. 2 and 3, Street no. 4, Ansari and Ghiyassuddin Watt, Shahr-e-Naw, Kabul Tel: +93 70 286640, 286641, 286847.  Website:

The Swiss Development Corporation

The SDC provides mainly humanitarian aid to Afghanistan with an emphasis on the integration of refugees, including internally displaced, secondments to UN agencies and to the International Committee of the Red Cross, health services, and natural disaster support, notably the impact of drought on local communities.

Contact: SDC Head office, Freiburgstrasse 130, 3003 Berne, Switzerland. Tel: +41 31 322 3475, 324 1348.

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan





Founded in 1980, the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) is one of the largest and most experienced of the non-governmental organizations working in Afghanistan. Focusing on primary education, health, disability and agriculture, SCA was among the first agencies to provide crossborder aid in time of war, primarily health, educational and agricultural support. SCA seeks to help the poorer sections of Afghan society, including vulnerable groups such as women, children and people with disabilities. Covering 18 provinces in the eastern half of the country, SCA and its 9,000 Afghan staff support more than 400 primary schools and 150 health clinics in under-served areas, providing basic services and work opportunities where little else is available. While the overall aim remains the same nearly a quarter of a century later, namely to fight poverty and promote rehabilitation and development, this pioneering agency has constantly adapted its programmes to the changing needs of Afghan society.


Sarah Lawrence College

1 Mead Way, Bronxville, New York 10708-5999, USA. Tel: +1 914 337 0700
Media Action International (MAI), Geneva, Switzerland

A not-for-profit foundation focusing on media and public information support in humanitarian, conflict and post-conflict situations.


9 Rue du Valais, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland

The Fetzer Institute



As part of its support for the 4th edition of the Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan project, the Fetzer Institute is funding the Inspire initiative of both the field guide and the EFG information portal.

Contact: 9292 West KL Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-9398, USA. Tel. (269) 375-2000 Website:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland



Poland has been involved in development co-operation with Afghanistan since 2002. Polish aid, administrated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is mainly channeled bilaterally through NGOs, Polish Military Contingent and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kabul. Between 2004 and 2008 over 60 projects were implemented. Their total cost amounted to EUR 5.7 million.


Embassy of the United States in Kabul





The Embassy of the United States in Kabul is the diplomatic mission of the United States in Afghanistan. It is located in the Wazir Akbar Khan section of the Afghan capital, Kabul, and is home to the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan