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).
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