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
Pajhwok: The citizens of Kabul are concerned about growing air pollution in the capital city and doctors have warned if the air pollution is not dealt with in a timely manner, people could be infected with different diseases including cancer. Click here to read more (external link).