8am: Officials from the Herat Regional Hospital have verified an increase in respiratory illnesses within the province. They report that numerous individuals visit the hospital daily due to contracting these illnesses, and some are hospitalized due to the severity of their condition. Dawood Hashemi, the head of the General Admission Ward at the Herat Regional
Ariana: The National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) says over the past month, the air quality in Kabul city has deteriorated and become more polluted. NEPA officials said that the lack of electricity, extensive use of unrefined coal and burning of plastic are major factors of air pollution in the capital. Kabul is one of the
Tolo News: Residents of Kabul complained of an increase in air pollution and asked the current government to stop the causes of air pollution in the capital. “Afghanistan is at the top of the countries whose environment is polluted,” said Seyar, a capital resident. “When factories start working, their smoke spreads in the air and
Tolo News: The burning of coal, plastic, and other cheap fuels as well as the exhaust emissions from old vehicles are the main sources of air pollution in Kabul. “To see the level of air pollution we just have one station that is in our department and for this reason we can’t check the level
Tolo News: The residents of Kabul said that as the price of wood remains high and they are obliged to use coal, which is causing air pollution and health issues. They called on officials to focus on the high prices of wood and gas. “Some people cannot purchase wood with a high price or use
Tolo News: The number of patients suffering from cancer has increased across the country, the Ministry of Public Health said, adding that more than 10,000 patients have been referred to cancer centers over the past five months. The rise of cancer cases comes as Afghanistan is facing a shortage of medical equipment in a weakened
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).