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- Afghanistan: Flash Floods - Mar 2019
- Afghanistan: Drought - Apr 2018
- Afghanistan: Avalanches and Floods - Jan 2017
- Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2015
- Afghanistan: Avalanches, Floods and Landslides - Feb 2015
- Afghanistan: Flash Floods and Landslides - Apr 2014
- Afghanistan: Flash Floods - Aug 2013
- Afghanistan: Earthquake - Apr 2013
- Afghanistan: Floods and Landslides - Feb 2013
- Afghanistan: Flash Floods - Jul 2012
Most read reports
- Afghanistan: Flash Floods Update No. 7 (as of 19 March 2019)
- Canal Rehabilitation Boosts Output and Income for Thousands in Northern Afghanistan
- Afghanistan Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict Annual Report 2018 [EN/Dari/PS]
- WFP Afghanistan Achievements in 2018
- ACLED Regional Overview – Asia (19 March 2019)
BY LAWRENCE FREEDMAN
ANY regime which publicly hangs the body of a former president and imposes stern Islamic law is likely to ring international alarm bells, yet the seizure of Kabul by Taleban is also being greeted with some relief as it provides the best hope of ending almost two decades of war.
From December 1979, when Soviet troops entered Afghanistan to prop up a failing Marxist regime, to their departure a decade later, the conflict was understood in largely global terms as part of the Cold War. There was some surprise when the Soviet withdrawal did not result in peace.
Press Release SC/6271
Following the Taliban rebel group1s capture today of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR) has called on the government of Pakistan to keep its border open to Afghan refugees.
News Service 170/96
AI INDEX: ASA 11/05/96
News Service 173/96
AI INDEX: ASA 11/06/96
This report includes: A) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania B) Liberia C) Afghanistan D) CIS: Armenia
A chronological look since the fall of monarchy
KABUL, Afghanistan The following is a chronology of Afghanistan, where Islamic fundamentalists have taken over the capital, Kabul, since the overthrow of the monarchy 23 years ago.
After two centuries of monarchy, King Zahir Shah ousted in a military coup by his cousin Mohammad Daoud.
President Daoud killed in a communist coup. Nur Mohammad Taraki elected president and Islamic groups start armed protests against communist policies.
Press Release 96/29
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25 (Reuter) - The Afghan Taleban militia may be on the verge of taking the country's capital of Kabul as government resistance to their onslaught seems to be crumbling, a top U.N. official said on Wednesday.
Under-Secretary General Marrack Goulding told reporters in New York the U.N. Security Council would meet later in the day
- PROLONGED HEAVY RAINFALL AND MELTING SNOW HAVE CAUSED WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN AFGHANISTAN AFFECTING AT LEAST SEVEN PROVINCES SINCE THE SECOND HALF OF APRIL. ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF THE FLOODS IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT IN VIEW OF THEIR EXTENSION OVER LARGE PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND INACCESSIBILITY OF SOME AFFECTED AREAS.
Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0048
Ref: DHAGVA - 95/0279
1. UNOCHA FIELD OFFICE IN FAIZABAD, CAPITAL OF BADAKHSHAN PROVINCE WAS NOTIFIED BY PROVINCE GOVERNOR THAT A MAJOR LANDSLIDE HIT THE VILLAGE OF KURLUK ZIR KUTAL IN DARAIM DISTRICT. THE AREA IS WEST OF FAIZABAD NEAR THE BORDER WITH TAJIKISTAN. GOVERNOR REPORTED THAT 300 PEOPLE DIED AND 110 HOUSES WERE DESTROYED.
2. AT THE REQUEST OF THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES, UNICEF AND WFP FIELD STAFF ARE TRAVELLING TO THE AFFECTED AREA FROM 1 APRIL TO ASSESS THE SITUATION.
AFGHANISTAN - EARTHQUAKE
DHA - INFORMATION REPORT NO 1
AFGHANISTAN - MUDSLIDES
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
17 JUNE 1993
1. ON 15 JUNE 1993, HEAVY RAINS IN KABUL TRIGGERED MUDSLIDES IN THE CHINDAWAL DISTRICT SOUTH OF THE CITY CENTRE. TONS OF MUD AND ROCKS CRASHED DOWN ON MUDBRICK HOUSES. UNCONFIRMED PRELIMINARY REPORTS INDICATE THAT UP TO 115 PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE BEEN KILLED.
2. DHA GENEVA REQUESTED FURTHER INFORMATION FROM UNDP/DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN AFGHANISTAN WHO IS TEMPORARILY RELOCATED IN ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN.