Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: After millions have been displaced by conflicts in Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands more now face a life-threatening drought.
Tolo News: The Ministry of Energy and Water says Afghanistan is currently facing more than sixty percent of the water losses. Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rehabilitation on Monday were summoned to parliament over concerns regarding the drought. The Ministry of Water and Energy said that with each passing day, Afghanistan’s water resources
Ayaz Gul VOA News September 12, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Officials in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province say the death toll from Tuesday’s suicide bombing has risen to 68 people, up from the previous figure of 32. The attack happened in the remote Mohmand Dara district as residents were staging a protest in the Daka village to demand
Al Jazeera: A shortage of precipitation during the winter months, both rain and snow, left much of Afghanistan with a severe scarcity of water and a decimated winter harvest. It has been reported tens of thousands of sheep and goats have died as pastures have turned to dust. Farmers have been forced to eat seeds intended for planting
The Telegraph (UK): North and Western Afghanistan are this year facing their most severe drought in decades as the cumulative effect of several years of low rainfall has seen agriculture collapse. A total of 20 provinces have been affected, with some of the worst including the western and northern regions of Balkh, Ghor, Faryab, Badghis, Herat and
International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies: The drought which struck [Badghis] province earlier this year resulted in a shortage of grazing land and drinking water, affecting almost 95% of the farmers who rely on agriculture and livestock as their main source of income and food. Children living within these communities are also affected,
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Norwegian Refugee Council: Drought has affected two out of three provinces in Afghanistan, with displaced families in the North and West regions particularly at risk. “We are concerned that the poorest cohort of Afghan society, particularly those already displaced by conflict, will be worst affected. Displaced people affected by the drought are prevented from reaching markets
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 26, 2018 At least 2 million people are at risk of severe food insecurity because of a devastating drought in Afghanistan, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says. The hardest-hit are northern and western Afghanistan, where wheat planting has been either delayed or downsized in some 20
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News May 17, 2018 WASHINGTON — Afghanistan’s western Farah province has been the scene of fierce fighting between the Taliban and the Afghan government in recent days. Afghan officials blame Iran for the unrest. Gen. Fazl Ahmad Shirzad, provincial police chief of western Farah province, told reporters on Wednesday that Iran is supporting