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Northern Afghanistan Winter Deepens Drought Victims' Misery

Northern Afghanistan Winter Deepens Drought Victims' Misery

MAZAR-e-SHARIF, Afghanistan, February 2, 2009 (ENS) – “I can never recover from my failure to provide food and medicine for my children,” said Abdul Rahman, leaning against a ruined house in Dehdadi, a district in Balkh province. “My 18 year old daughter died one week ago.” Rahman is one of tens of thousands of Afghans…

Afghanistan: Power Cuts Leave Helmand Shivering

Afghanistan: Power Cuts Leave Helmand Shivering

LASHKAR GAH, Helmand, Afghanistan, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – An unusual cold snap combined with an almost total power blackout has left Helmand residents shivering in their homes. Most of households, even in the capital, Lashkar Gah, have no electricity at all. Others get it for no more than an hour or two per day…