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
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 4, 2019 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – Unknown gunmen have killed a Japanese aid worker and his five colleagues in eastern Afghanistan. Officials said the deadly shooting took place Wednesday morning in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. A provincial government spokesman told VOA that slain Dr. Tetus Nakamura and members of
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).
Tolo News: Approximately 7,200 people in Afghanistan are estimated to be HIV positive, according to numbers by the World Health Organization (WHO), published on Sunday to mark World AIDS Day. The WHO called for a broader public awareness campaign in Afghanistan to deal with the issue. But the Afghan Ministry of Public Health said that it
Tolo News: Almost two and a half years after the United States dropped the “mother of all bombs” onto a Daesh hideout in eastern Afghanistan, locals say they have been afflicted by “many diseases” and agricultural lands are not yielding crops. TOLOnews reporter Abdulhaq Omeri interviewed residents of Mohmand Dara village, in the Achin district in
Tolo News: The National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) on Thursday warned that the air pollution in Kabul will increase by 50% over the next four months. According to the National Environmental Protection Agency, the reduction of air pollution in Kabul depends on both the cooperation of the people and the government, because one of the main reasons
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 19, 2019 Almost two-thirds of Afghan children have been impacted by the ongoing conflict in the war-wracked country, the British-based Save the Children charity says. Children affected by the conflict lost a family member, witnessed battles or attacks, or sustained conflict-related injuries, the charity said in a report published on November 19.
Tolo News: The Environment Directorate launched a campaign in Kabul against the use of coal, in order to protect the environment during the coming winter. In this one-week campaign, the activists will collect over 124,000 signatures from Kabul residents pledging to avoid using coal for heating during winter and to restrain from using old cars in
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: Afghans who can’t afford doctors, can’t reach one easily, or don’t trust them often opt for a visit to a bonesetter. These traditional practitioners offer low-cost treatment for breaks, sprains, and other injuries. But some doctors say patients who use them are putting themselves in danger.
Tolo News: There are no official statistics on how many Afghans die of pollution-related illnesses, but the research group State of Global Air said more than 26,000 deaths could be attributed to it in 2017. In contrast, 3,483 civilians were killed that year in the Afghan war, according to the United Nations. Kabul, a city