Articles tagged "afghanistan"

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17 killed, 23 injured after new wave of severe flooding hits Afghanistan

Heavy rainfall and deadly floods continue affecting Afghanistan after unusually dry winter. Just days after floods took away lives of at least 34 people and 600 animals, a new wave of heavy torrential rains, flash flooding and landslides claimed lives another 17...

May 19, 2018

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At least 34 people and 600 animals dead after flash floods hit Afghanistan

Flash floods affecting Afghanistan over the past 7 days have claimed lives of at least 34 people and left 4 injured. Severe weather hit the country following an unusually dry winter. Hashmat Khan Bahaduri, spokesman for the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management...

May 16, 2018

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as 6.2 hit Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region at 10:41 UTC (15:11 local time) on May 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.9 km (69.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles)....

May 09, 2018

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Drought in Afghanistan affecting over million people

Afghanistan faces the threat of serious drought this year after recording the lowest snowfall and rain in years over the 2017/18 winter, officials said on April 23, 2018. At least 22 of 34 provinces are already suffering badly. In a statement released by the United...

April 25, 2018

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Deadly M6.1 earthquake hits Hindu Kush, Afghanistan

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Hindu Kush region, northern Afghanistan at 07:07 UTC on January 31, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 191.2 km (118.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 189 km (117 miles). According to the...

January 31, 2018

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16 dead after severe floods hit Afghanistan, 51 in Pakistan

Heavy rain has been affecting Afghanistan's eastern province of Badakhshan over the past couple of days, causing floods that killed at least 16 people. In neighboring Pakistan, heavy rains since June 27 caused floods and landslides that claimed lives of at least...

July 20, 2017

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Snowstorm claims over 140 lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan

More than 140 people have lost their lives in mountainous regions of Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan over the past couple of days after unprecedented snow in last 10 years covered much of the region. Most of the people died in avalanches and officials warn more...

February 05, 2017

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Freezing temperatures claim lives of 27 children in Afghanistan

27 children under the age of 5 have lost their lives in Afghanistan over the past couple of days after heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures hit Darzab district of the northern Jawzjan Province. The sad report came from district governor Rahmatullah Hashar on...

January 27, 2017

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Alarming earthquake hazard in Afghanistan-Pakistan border region

A group of researchers from the University of Miami has discovered a new earthquake hazard in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, in a study aimed at the major Chaman and Ghazaband faults in the region. The research showed the Ghazaband Fault holds a...

October 09, 2016

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Deadly landslide wipes out Jaryo Bala village in northeastern Afghanistan

Almost a year after a massive landslide buried the village of Hobo Barik in northeastern Badakshan province killing an unknown number of people (between 350 and 2 700), another deadly landslide hit the same province on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.Initial reports suggest onl

April 29, 2015

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Safety fears as people drawn to Afghan mudslide site

Government officials and aid workers are worried about the safety of people drawn to the site of a catastrophic mudslide in northeastern Afghanistan in search of aid handouts; they warn of the risk of further landslides and flooding.Many of those in tents around the imm

May 07, 2014

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Thousands missing after hill collapse buries village in northeastern Afghanistan

After severe flooding that affected more than 67 000 and took lives of over 150 people in northeastern Afghanistan, heavy rains that started on April 24th, unleashed another deadly disaster today. Local government officials said a hill collapsed and buried the village o

May 02, 2014

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Northern Afghanistan flash floods death toll rises

Thousands od homes have been flooded in four provinces of northern Afghanistan after three days of heavy rain that started on April 24, 2014. Initial reports International Office for Migration (IOM) obtained from provincial authorities indicated that 95 people have

April 28, 2014

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Parallel rows of dust over Arabian dust

Dust blows over Afghanistan and off the coasts of Iran and Pakistan. Air currents cause it to form long, parallel rows rather than an indistinct cloud. The dust reaches far over the Arabian Sea, where it is then swept westwards towards the Arabian Peninsula. Dust

December 30, 2012

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Afghanistan dust storm

A dense cloud of dust swept across southern Afghanistan and Pakistan on December 20, 2011.  The dust was largely hemmed in by the Makran and Sulaiman Ranges in Pakistan with only a few wisps reaching south over the Arabian Sea. By the time Aqua MODIS flew over just

December 22, 2011

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Extreme winter brings hunger to Afghanistan drought-affected provinces

More than 2 million Afghans are at risk of hunger and many are bracing to be stranded for months without help as the country prepares for a harsh winter. Save the Children and Oxfam agencies called for a redoubling of the aid effort to reach people in need before the

November 20, 2011

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Crop failure compounds drought crisis in Afghanistan

Ongoing drought in northern, northeastern and western Afghanistan is likely to push 1.5-2 million more people into food insecurity this autumn, according to the UN World Food Programme (WFP).   This is in addition to the seven million country-wide already facing food

August 12, 2011

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Air pollution in Kabul is a bigger killer than war

Choking air pollution in the Afghanistan capital Kabul is more deadly than war. Signs of the silent killer - pollutants emitted by old cars, poor quality fuel and people burning trash  are everywhere on the city's chaotic streets.Men walking or cycling usually

June 14, 2011