Tolo News: The first Deputy Prime Minister, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, ordered relevant departments to facilitate the production of energy from coal Chairing the economic commission, Mullah Baradar called for the prioritization of power resources, according to a statement issued by his office. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Doctors warned Sunday that the air pollution level in Kabul is dangerously high and that it was threatening the lives of many people. Doctors and resident’s called on government to take measures to stop people from burning fuels such as plastic and rubber and get them to rather use gas or electricity. Click here
Tolo News: The harmful effects of air pollution are threatening the lives of Kabul residents as winter approaches, Afghan health officials said. “26 percent of the deaths in the country originated from air pollution,” said Ghulam Hassan Ghulami, head of the Kabul environment protection department. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: As many as 5,000 Afghans have died due to diseases caused by air pollution in the past one year, the country’s health ministry said on Sunday. Over the year, more than 20 million people visited health centers with respiratory diseases. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) said Thursday the city’s air pollution has dropped dramatically due to the change of the seasons, and the lockdown in Kabul. Ezatullah Siddiqi, deputy head of NEPA, said they had regularly tested Kabul’s air quality over the past 16 days with mobile air quality monitors. Click here
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
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: 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
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).