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).
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.