Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 12, 2018 A landslide has killed at least 10 people and destroyed nearly 300 homes in northeast Afghanistan. Two helicopters with a rescue team and emergency aid flew to the province of Panjshir where the disaster struck late on July 11. Omar Mohammadi, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management
International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies: The drought which struck [Badghis] province earlier this year resulted in a shortage of grazing land and drinking water, affecting almost 95% of the farmers who rely on agriculture and livestock as their main source of income and food. Children living within these communities are also affected,
1TV: Mohammad Qasim Sangin, chief medic of 100-bed hospital in Parwan province, said that more than 100 people visited the hospital complaining from stomach pain after drinking water from Panjshir River. He said that samples of the water had been sent to capital Kabul for investigation. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday warned that climate change will take a serious toll on Afghanistan by 2050. “Afghanistan will experience an increase of approximately 1.5 degrees Celsius in mean temperature and a doubling of population by 2050,” Abdullah said in his address to delegates. Click here to read more (external link).
Foruzan Faghiri Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Golnaz Esfandiari June 12, 2018 Foruzan Faghiri was 3 years old when her family fled war in Afghanistan for neighboring Iran. The Faghiris found shelter and education while at the same time coping with the discrimination and restrictions that Afghan refugees routinely face in Iran. Yet Faghiri persevered, becoming
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Norwegian Refugee Council: Drought has affected two out of three provinces in Afghanistan, with displaced families in the North and West regions particularly at risk. “We are concerned that the poorest cohort of Afghan society, particularly those already displaced by conflict, will be worst affected. Displaced people affected by the drought are prevented from reaching markets
Arab News: The trade of scorpion hunting in Afghanistan, though unregistered, has been around for years but has become a lucrative business in the past few months. A local dealer from western Herat province said Herat and neighboring Farah, with vast scorching deserts, have become the common hunting ground for shepherds and poor local residents who
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 26, 2018 At least 2 million people are at risk of severe food insecurity because of a devastating drought in Afghanistan, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says. The hardest-hit are northern and western Afghanistan, where wheat planting has been either delayed or downsized in some 20
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, May 19 (Xinhua) — At least 17 people were killed and 23 others wounded after heavy torrential rains caused fresh flooding in two Afghan northern provinces, authorities said Saturday. The seasonal disasters happened over the past 48 hours, in Charhar Kint, Chimtal, Shulgara and Khulm districts of Balkh province, resulting in the death