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Northern Afghanistan Winter Deepens Drought Victims' Misery

Article: 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…

Afghan Environmental Health Problems Legacy of Land-Grab

Article: Afghan Environmental Health Problems Legacy of Land-Grab

MAZAR-e-SHARIF, Afghanistan, November 21, 2008 (ENS) – Residents of Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan’s second -largest city, are suffering from a polluted environment caused by urban expansion on land seized by warlords. Amad Samim, 15, was covered in dust from head to toe after his energetic football game with friends on the street of his neighborhood, Kart-e-Zahiruddin Farabi,…

Northern Afghanistan Struggles With Severe Drought

Article: Northern Afghanistan Struggles With Severe Drought

MAZAR-e-SHARIF, Afghanistan, July 10, 2008 (ENS) – The wailing of children pierces the air over the tent city on the banks of the Shulgara river, just south of Mazar-e-Sharif. But even that sound may soon be stilled – so many children are dying of dehydration, starvation and disease that families no longer mark the occasion.…