Ariana: Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday warned that climate change will take a serious toll on Afghanistan by 2050. “Afghanistan will experience an increase of approximately 1.5 degrees Celsius in mean temperature and a doubling of population by 2050,” Abdullah said in his address to delegates. Click here to read more (external link).
Foruzan Faghiri Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Golnaz Esfandiari June 12, 2018 Foruzan Faghiri was 3 years old when her family fled war in Afghanistan for neighboring Iran. The Faghiris found shelter and education while at the same time coping with the discrimination and restrictions that Afghan refugees routinely face in Iran. Yet Faghiri persevered, becoming
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Norwegian Refugee Council: Drought has affected two out of three provinces in Afghanistan, with displaced families in the North and West regions particularly at risk. “We are concerned that the poorest cohort of Afghan society, particularly those already displaced by conflict, will be worst affected. Displaced people affected by the drought are prevented from reaching markets
Arab News: The trade of scorpion hunting in Afghanistan, though unregistered, has been around for years but has become a lucrative business in the past few months. A local dealer from western Herat province said Herat and neighboring Farah, with vast scorching deserts, have become the common hunting ground for shepherds and poor local residents who
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 26, 2018 At least 2 million people are at risk of severe food insecurity because of a devastating drought in Afghanistan, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says. The hardest-hit are northern and western Afghanistan, where wheat planting has been either delayed or downsized in some 20
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, May 19 (Xinhua) — At least 17 people were killed and 23 others wounded after heavy torrential rains caused fresh flooding in two Afghan northern provinces, authorities said Saturday. The seasonal disasters happened over the past 48 hours, in Charhar Kint, Chimtal, Shulgara and Khulm districts of Balkh province, resulting in the death
Michael Hughes: International and local humanitarian aid workers at the request of Afghan authorities are preparing to launch a drought rescue mission in areas practically inaccessible to the government where more than 100,000 of the most vulnerable people reside. The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) appears to be leading the charge as worsening drought conditions threaten
Ariana: Speaking at an event titled “Women’s role in water resources’ management” held on Tuesday in, Kabul Abdullah stressed on water management in the country. “Water is being used ruthlessly in the capital and other provinces that creates challenges for the new generation [in the country],” he said. Click here to read more (external link). Related
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 9, 2018 A strong earthquake has struck a remote region of Tajikistan, with tremors felt in the capitals of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.2-magnitude quake was centered in a mountainous border region near Afghanistan. In Islamabad and Kabul, people fled their offices and homes. There