Michael Hughes: International and local humanitarian aid workers at the request of Afghan authorities are preparing to launch a drought rescue mission in areas practically inaccessible to the government where more than 100,000 of the most vulnerable people reside. The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) appears to be leading the charge as worsening drought conditions threaten
Ariana: Speaking at an event titled “Women’s role in water resources’ management” held on Tuesday in, Kabul Abdullah stressed on water management in the country. “Water is being used ruthlessly in the capital and other provinces that creates challenges for the new generation [in the country],” he said. Click here to read more (external link). Related
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 9, 2018 A strong earthquake has struck a remote region of Tajikistan, with tremors felt in the capitals of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.2-magnitude quake was centered in a mountainous border region near Afghanistan. In Islamabad and Kabul, people fled their offices and homes. There
theirworld.org: Afghanistan and Turkey are two of the world’s earthquake hotspots – and both are making huge efforts to upgrade or replace thousands of at-risk schools. The Afghan government is planning to build 20,000 new schools to help it reach full enrollment by 2030. Click here to read more (external link).
KABUL, April 24 (Xinhua) — Water scarcity emanated from lack of precipitation in late 2017 and early this year has affected the live of 500,000 children in Afghanistan, the UNICEF warned Tuesday. The impact on the children could be devastating in 22 of the country’s 34 provinces, with 10 worst provinces across Afghanistan, where 20
Tolo News: People in Afghanistan on Sunday joined other nations around the world to mark World Earth Day and carried out a clean up operation at the Hashmat Khan Lake in Kabul city. The theme for World Earth Day this year was End Plastic Pollution. Click here to read more (external link).
Financial Tribune: Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said by building dams on Hirmand River, the eastern neighbor Afghanistan has significantly reduced the volume of water entering Iranian territories in Sistan-Baluchestan Province. “Over the past year, Afghanistan has blocked the flow of Hirmand water into the country, such that the volume has decreased to 2-3 million cubic
Tolo News: Afghanistan Meteorological Department on Tuesday said this year the average temperature around the country has increased by about two degrees. In some parts of the country, farmers are extremely concerned about the increase in temperature. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: The level of surface of water has declined by 14 percent in five water zones of Afghanistan, the country’s minister of energy and water said Sunday. President’s senior adviser Hamid Helmandi recommended building small dams in different parts of the counter to tackle the problem. Most of Afghanistan’s water flows out to its neighbours. Click here
ScienceMag: The Hamoun wetlands, which once encompassed as much as 5800 square kilometers along Iran’s border with Afghanistan and supported settlements stretching back 5 millennia, “are an ecological catastrophe,”… On the Iranian side, villages are emptying. Winds in what has become a dust bowl ravage crops and sweep up pesticide residues and other pollutants. And a