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The slow violence of pollution in Afghanistan

Pollution is killing more people in Afghanistan each year than armed violence. While efforts have been made to build environmental governance since 2003, addressing the health and environmental threats posed by pollution in the face of insecurity, high levels of corruption and with limited financial resources remains an enormous challenge.

How should the environment be protected in situations of occupation?

The latest report by the International Law Commission in its ongoing study into the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts deals with environmental protection in situations of occupation. This blog looks at the new draft principles, their basis and argues that they should be strengthened.

Latest #WASH cluster report on the energy crisis in #Gaza reveals a sharp increase in marine pollution due to to the impact of restricted electricity and the Israeli blockade on the functioning of treatment plants. https://t.co/REt2GtYLie

Iraqi Kurds protest Iran's decision of restricting #water flow into northern #Iraq “Iran’s plan to restrict water into the Iraqi Kurdistan comes at a time when dam construction in Turkey has already depleted river waters in Iraq.” https://t.co/zD88hUAolz

Timelapse from @sentinel_hub of the fires at the Ras Lanuf #Libya oil tank farm using images from 13, 16, 18, 21 June. The fires were caused after tanks were damaged during fighting between the PFG and LNA.

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Latest #WASH cluster report on the energy crisis in #Gaza reveals a sharp increase in marine pollution due to to the impact of restricted electricity and the Israeli blockade on the functioning of treatment plants. https://t.co/REt2GtYLie

Iraqi Kurds protest Iran's decision of restricting #water flow into northern #Iraq “Iran’s plan to restrict water into the Iraqi Kurdistan comes at a time when dam construction in Turkey has already depleted river waters in Iraq.” https://t.co/zD88hUAolz

Timelapse from @sentinel_hub of the fires at the Ras Lanuf #Libya oil tank farm using images from 13, 16, 18, 21 June. The fires were caused after tanks were damaged during fighting between the PFG and LNA.

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