FP: Air pollution is killing more Afghans than the war. According to the State of Global Air, a collaborative initiative between the Health Effects Institute and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, more than 26,000 Afghan deaths could be attributed to pollution in 2017. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan documented nearly 3,500 civilian
Tolo News: The air pollution in Kabul is seasonal and it will increase with the arrival of summer. A report released by an American institution last year listed Afghanistan among the ten cities in the world which have the most polluted air. During winter, as the weather gets cold, the air pollution increases in the city
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan April 16, 2019 KABUL — Torrential rains and flooding have swept across much of Afghanistan, killing at least five people, destroying and damaging hundreds of houses, and sweeping away livestock, officials say. Hashmat Bahaduri, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), said that heavy rains and flooding have
NPR: Snow leopards and Marco Polo sheep have not been on the agenda for peace talks involving the Taliban, U.S. officials and Afghan opposition figures. But going forward, should they be? “If you’re not managing the natural resources well in Afghanistan, you are undermining the very national security and human security of the people,” says
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 28, 2019 ISLAMABAD — An estimated 10 million people in Afghanistan, more than a quarter of its population, are facing “severe acute” food insecurity and are in need of urgent “life-saving” humanitarian assistance in the wake of recent floods and drought, warns an international relief agency. Three years of drought have
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 3, 2019 At least 20 people have been killed, including several children, as flash floods struck Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province, UN relief officials say. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on March 2 that floods washed away homes and vehicles after heavy rains hit Kandahar city
Reuters: At least 20 people including children were killed in southern Afghanistan by flash floods that engulfed up to 2,000 homes and swept away cars, the U.N. agency coordinating relief efforts said on Saturday. Heavy rains struck Kandahar city and six districts on Friday, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in
IRIN: Afghanistan is one of the world’s top eight countries affected by climate change-induced water shortages, says Paulos Workneh, who heads the water, sanitation and hygiene programme for UNICEF in Afghanistan. As groundwater deteriorates, city dwellers are robbed of their main source of clean water. Click here to read more (external link).
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).