Decades of conflict have caused serious and widespread land and resource degradation. This has been driven by unsustainable management practices and is now being exacerbated further by climate change. Afghanistan faces a range of issues including remnants of war, water and resource conflicts and corruption, while long-term efforts to rebuild environmental governance and address degradation are being hampered by its ongoing insecurity. Read the Afghanistan briefing.



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.

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Hundreds have been killed by recent flooding in #Afghanistan, this new report from @AANafgh explores this aspect of the country's vulnerability to the #ClimateCrisis

#Afghanistan is incredibly vulnerable to weather extremes; from drought to flooding. The legacy of decades of conflict and insecurity mean its people are particularly exposed.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock in #Afghanistan has established a military unit under the name of “Green Unit” to prevent deforestation in both crop-yielding forests - like pistachio trees - and regular forests in the country 1/2

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