1TV: At least five people, including two children, have been killed by flooding in Afghanistan’s western provinces, local officials said Wednesday. Of them two have been killed in Herat province while the remaining three died in Farah province. Click here to read more (external link). Related Bad Weather Causes Havoc In Herat
1TV: A magnitude 5.6 earthquake was recorded in Afghanistan’s north-eastern province of Badakhshan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of major damage. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Kabul City is surrounded by a thickening blanket of smog that covers the city, making the sky less visible and the air less breathable. The capital is facing the worst air pollution this year, residents said that the crippling electricity crisis is the main reason for the air pollution in Kabul. They said the
Al Jazeera: More than the two million Afghans affected as La Nina has devastating effect on the planting season. Afghans are facing water shortages due to the persistent drought that has ravaged the country this year. In many places, including the capital Kabul, local residents have to carry containers to fill at water points several
Tolo News: Former minister of water and energy Ali Ahmad Osmani on Thursday said Afghanistan faces a severe water shortage in the northern water zone and in the Harirod river water zones. Meanwhile Najib Aqa Fahim, state minister for natural disasters management has said that a lack of better water management of the country has led
Ariana: A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit Baghlan province in the north of Afghanistan on Wednesday night, injuring nine people and damaging 60 residential houses. Mohammad Naseer Kohzad, Natural Disaster Management Director in Baghlan province, told Ariana News that the epicenter of the jolt was Hindu Kush mountains range, 14 kilometers far away from Pul-e-Khumri, the capital
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: After millions have been displaced by conflicts in Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands more now face a life-threatening drought.
Tolo News: The Ministry of Energy and Water says Afghanistan is currently facing more than sixty percent of the water losses. Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rehabilitation on Monday were summoned to parliament over concerns regarding the drought. The Ministry of Water and Energy said that with each passing day, Afghanistan’s water resources
Phys.org: Based on field surveys in northern Afghanistan, Zalmai Moheb, an ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Afghanistan Program and a doctoral candidate in environmental conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with others, report this week that they have for the first time documented by direct observation the presence of two rare Asian wild goat
Ayaz Gul VOA News September 12, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Officials in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province say the death toll from Tuesday’s suicide bombing has risen to 68 people, up from the previous figure of 32. The attack happened in the remote Mohmand Dara district as residents were staging a protest in the Daka village to demand