The Guardian (UK): The war in Afghanistan might be over but farmers in Kandahar’s Arghandab valley face a new enemy: drought. It has hardly rained for two years, a drought so severe that some farmers are questioning how much longer they can live off the land. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Over 60 people have been killed and dozens are still missing after a deadly flash flood swept away Mehrdish village in Nuristan province on Wednesday night. Nuristan Governor Haafiz Abdul Qayum said floods swept through the village in Nuristan’s Kamdesh district on Wednesday night, completely destroying the village. Click here to read more (external
Tolo News: The head of Kabul Zoo on Wednesday said that from 500 types of animals found in Afghanistan, 149 are facing extinction. Speaking at a gathering for Environment Week, the officials said that if poaching continues many rare animals will be extinct in Afghanistan. Environmental pollution and poaching are among the key factor, he
Ariana: At least 149 species of animal are in danger of disappearing from Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Saturday. According to the officials, war, climate change, animal-trafficking, and illegal hunting are the main cause of loss of wildlife in the country. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: At least three people have died in flash floods in northern Samangan province, local officials said Monday. Abdul Munir Rahimi, a spokesman for Samangan police, told Ariana News that flash floods swept through Shabashak village in Dara Soaf Bala district of the province on Sunday night. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a report that one-third of the Afghan population could suffer food insecurity due to a worsening drought crisis in the country. According to the report, 13.1 million people are grappling with food shortages according to the latest food insecurity analysis. Click
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 24, 2021 ISLAMABAD – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Wednesday that his country is committed to give Iran its due share of water under a decades-long bilateral treaty but he stressed that Tehran will have to pay for any additional requirements. “We will honor our commitments. However, anything beyond the
Mustafa Sarwar Radio Free Afghanistan March 16, 2021 Farmer Abdul Shakur planted green beans in the northern Parwan Province. But the fate of his crop hangs in the balance this year due to a lack of adequate snowfall. The 65-year-old farmer says his seven-member family depends on his small plot of land, one-third of a
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News March 5, 2021 ISLAMABAD – An avalanche in Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan province killed at least 14 and injured scores of others Thursday. The area in Raghistan district is under Taliban control, hampering rescue efforts. Nek Mohammad, spokesman for the provincial government, said several people were missing since the avalanche hit Zarandab
Ariana: An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 hit the mountainous region of Afghanistan, west of the Capital City Kabul, last night on Feb. 18, 2021, 22:48 local time. So far there were no damages or casualties immediately reported. Click here to read more (external link).