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Afghanistan Sends Water To Iran

Via Ariana News, a report on Afghanistan’s recent decision to open the floodgates of Kamal Khan Dam, sending water to Iran: Iranian news outlets have reported that Afghan authorities on Wednesday opened two of the Kamal Khan Dam floodgates after good rainfall in the area. According to IRNA news, the water released from the dam, […]

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Afghanistan Shrivels in Worst Drought in Decades

Via The Diplomat, a report on Afghanistan’s drought which – along with the fighting – has contributed to displacing over 700,000 people from their homes this year: Hajji Wali Jan brought a half-dozen plastic containers to the well in Kamar Kalagh on a recent Friday — one of the handful of days each week he […]

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In Afghanistan, Drought Drives an Uptick in Child Marriage

Via Undark, a tragic story about drought’s impact in Afghanistan: “In March of last year, Rabia and her two young daughters were forced to leave their home in northern Afghanistan. While facing the threat of increased violence, their village was also in the midst of a severe drought that strained the water supply and devastated crops. […]

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In Afghanistan, Political Upheaval Aggravates Drought-Fueled Famine

Via Circle of Blue, a sad report of how political turmoil has thrust Afghanistan - which has facing a drought-induced hunger crisis since last year – into famine: Well before Afghanistan’s political upheaval this summer, drought was pushing the country to the brink of a food crisis. Now, a whirlwind of risk factors have accelerated the […]

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Kabul Mayor Says City’s Water Supply Could ‘Dry Up’

Via The Frontier Post, an article on Kabul’s precarious water situation: After decades of conflict, climate change and poor water management, Afghanistan’s capital is facing a dire water shortage. The shortage is becoming a bigger problem with every passing day, and has authorities worried. “There is concern that the city could literally dry up,” Kabul […]

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Water and (In-)Security in Afghanistan

Via the Wilson Center, a look at water and (in-)security in Afghanistan: The takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban not only threatens people’s lives, security, and fundamental freedom, but also significantly increases risks of water insecurity both immediately and in the long term. While our hearts and minds are with the people struggling for survival […]

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