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
Tolo News: The study entitled Psycho-physical Effects of Environmental Pollution on the Health of Kabul Citizens, shows that at least 10 percent of water in 22 districts of Kabul is contaminated with nitrate substances, which according to the study, it can cause kidney damage and other ailments. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The number of respiratory diseases among children is on the rise because of air pollution in Kabul and in other provinces. Using low-quality fuels for warming houses in some towns and big buildings in Kabul is one of the main causes of polluted air. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) on Sunday warned that the current level of environmental pollution in the capital Kabul is a concern and that this would have serious repercussions on people’s health. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Parliament Members (MPs) on Saturday demonstrated outside parliament over government’s inaction to control the sharp rise in pollution over Kabul city. “Government has an obligation to stop importing poor quality fuel. Government also has an obligation to develop Kabul city’s canalization system,” said Mohammad Abda, an MP. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: With worsening air pollution and growing mounds of garbage in Kabul, a city that still has no mayor, members of the public on Wednesday slammed the president for not fulfilling his election campaign promises. They said that in the run up to elections, President Ashraf Ghani promised to take a corrupt municipality, Kabul, and turn
Tolo News: A well-known traffic officer in Kabul, who was also honored for his honesty, has been forced to give up his job because of a pollution-induced respiratory illness. Saboor Sherzad said he hopes one day to return to his job, but doctors will not allow him to walk or even talk a lot – due to
Tolo News: National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) on Tuesday said that thousands of people die in Kabul annually due to air pollution. “Air pollution in Kabul city is very dangerous and this threat should not be ignored and people should not be told lies in this regard, but more work is needed,” said the head of the
The Guardian (UK): Though the US government disputes it, new evidence shows a link between service in Iraq and Afghanistan and cancers and untreatable bronchial illnesses. The US Department of Defense has long recognized that burn pits pose a substantial danger, especially to the environment. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday marked World Cancer Day where it said that cancer affects at least 20,000 people and takes the lives of 15,000 every year in Afghanistan. According to the ministry, polluted air, use of alcohol and tobacco and unhealthy food are among the main reasons behind the sharp increase