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IAM is an international charitable non-profit Christian organisation, serving the people of Afghanistan, through capacity building in the sectors of Health and Economic Development.
We run projects in medicine, engineering, languages, small business and community development. In 2010, IAM's ten projects in seven provinces helped 170,000 Afghans and trained 4000 Afghans. IAM began working in 1966 and is the longest continuously serving NGO in Afghanistan.
IAM employs 500 paid Afghan staff and 60 expatriate Christian professionals from Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania. Foreign staff members are required to learn a local language and the average length of assignment is 3 years. All IAM expatriate staff come as volunteers and are responsible for their own financial support.
Some of IAM's projects include:
IAM is prohibited by Afghan law from proselytizing in any form, a position they rigorously maintain. In August 2010, IAM sustained an unthinkable tragedy when ten of their team members were murdered in the field.
FBB welcomes the International Assistance Mission as the third beneficiary in our Challenge the Gap program.