Tolo News: Over 8,500 people were diagnosed with respiratory conditions over the past one week due to air pollution in Kabul, officials of the Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Saturday as the thick layer of smoke continues to cover the nation’s capital. Kabul is ranked one of the world’s most polluted cities. Click
Press TV January 15, 2020 Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has claimed lives of more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, local officials say. Search teams found the bodies of 14 people buried by avalanches and heavy snowfall in Pakistani-administered Kashmir Wednesday, with harsh weather hampering rescuers as they race
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 12, 2020 Nineteen people have been reported killed as a result of extreme winter weather in parts of Afghanistan, officials said. Officials told RFE/RL on January 12 that the victims were killed the previous day in Herat, Kandahar, and Helmand provinces amid heavy snowfall and low temperatures. The overall death
Phys.org: After bearing the brunt of jihadist dynamite and looting by thieves, the archaeological treasures of Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province are facing a new and possibly more daunting threat: climate change. Afghan officials warned in a 2016 United Nations report that the structures “may collapse and suffer from severe erosion”due to conditions directly linked to climate change. The Global
Tolo News: Amid air quality reports ranking Kabul as one of the most polluted cities globally, the Ministry of Public Health claimed that at least 17 people have died of respiratory infections and related health conditions over the past week, all due, according to the ministry, to the polluted air in the city. Click here to
Ariana: Four rare wild goats were hunted by hunters in Salang district of Parwan province, local officials confirmed. Parwan province has been the home for many wild and rare goats, but recently they have been in danger of hunters. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Kabul Police said that they have identified 62 locations in Kabul which are the main reasons for air pollution. They will be penalized seriously by the law. Kabul police identified locations like general bathrooms, swimming pools, factories, and living blocks which are said to be the main causes of air pollution in Kabul. They said
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 20, 2019 A strong earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan, forcing residents into the streets in the Afghan and Pakistani capitals, Islamabad and Kabul, reports say. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the December 20 earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale
Tolo News: Last Thursday President Ghani ordered officials of the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) and the Air Protection Commission to take serious steps to address the air pollution within 10 days. Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Presidential Palace, said: “The president gave a 10-day deadline to the commission to make a plan to reduce the
Tolo News: The Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday said that air pollution-related diseases have increased by 5 percent this year, and it called on relevant organizations to take the necessary measures before pollution impacts more lives. By international standards, air quality in Kabul has recently been rated “hazardous.” Click here to read more (external link).