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Prices of firewood soar with the advent of winter

Prices of firewood have increased during the outgoing week as the winter season approaches. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the price of 560kg of peeled oak rose has jumped up by 200 AFN and is currently sold at 7,000

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Salang roads starting to deteriorate

 Drivers have expressed concerns over the deteriorating condition of Salang roads and fear the roads will only get worse when snowing season starts. According to the drivers, lack of a proper water drainage system has destroyed the roads. With the

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Gas rates remain high in Kabul city

Despite the claims made by the Ministry of Trade and Industries that gas rates will not shoot up during the winter season, price of liquid is currently at its record high. Afghan government has link the high gas prices to

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Afghanistan, Russia to sign fuel agreement

In a bid to prevent prices of fuel from soaring any further, the Afghan government plans to increase fuel imports from Russia. With advent of winter season, the heightened demand for fuel has resulted in soaring prices of fuel in

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2 million Afghans would be at risk this winter season

According to an investigation by the Emergency Response Committee (ERC), two million Afghans would be vulnerable to winter calamities this winter. Addressing the Wolesi Jirga, the Committee said it had the capability of meeting challenges during the winter in terms

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Damages caused by the recent snow in northern Afghanistan

This year’s heavy snowfall destroyed millions of trees of almond, peach and apricot and other fruits in the northern and north eastern parts of Afghanistan. People’s herds that were in the mountains suffered severely as well. According to Abdul Rahim,

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UNHCR assists Afghans facing harsh winter

Pakobserver- Afghan Minister for Refugees and Repatriation Dr. Jamaher Anwary and Mr. Abdul Jabar Taqwa, Governor of Kabul joined the UN Refugee Agency Wednesday at the Kabul Women’s Garden, to distribute emergency assistance to some 440 vulnerable families threatened by

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KZHF distributes winter aid in Afghanistan

The Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation (KZHF) has distributed the winter needs among 202 orphans at Alaa Eldeen orphans Camp in Kabul, in the presence of UAE Ambassador in Kabul, Yusuf Saif Khamis Al Ali. The move comes within the

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Nuristan most likely to face food shortages

Several roads in eastern Nuristan province have been closed, some as a result of heavy snowfall and some due to insecurity. Residents are concerned that they would face severe food shortages if the main roads remained closed. Humanitarian groups have

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UN agencies distribute winter aid to Ghazni families

The Pajhwok Afghan News reported that the UN World Food Program and the UNHCR have distributed winter assistance to 1,500 deserving families in the southern province of Ghazni. The aid items included food, warm clothing and blankets. However, deputy governor

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Winter descending on Shakur clan

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times In the pale gray twilight of late autumn, a sharp wind slaps at the scraps of plastic that Abdel Shakur, the clan patriarch, has installed on his mud hut walls in a futile attempt

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Hundreds burned or killed by unsafe gas cylinders and cookers every year in Afghanistan

By Ahmad Masoud Blasts caused by low quality gas cylinders, pressure cookers and contaminated fuels are causing burns to thousands of people in Afghanistan every year. Sources in the Ministry of Public Health say that out of 24,000 burn cases

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Distress on the rise as gas prices are increasing

As the winter season has approached, gas prices have jumped up by 30%. A number of Kabul residents blame the government for its lack of attention in this regard Presently, liquid gas is sold at 70 AFN per kilo, while

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Poor face choice between food and medicine as winter sets in

In the gray light of each cold dawn, the parents of 10-month-old Shoaib hold their own breath as they listen for the rasp of his, waiting to see whether their coughing, feverish little boy has survived another night. Winter’s chill

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Fuel prices increasing in Afghanistan with the arrival of the winter

A number of Kabul residents complain about the rising prices of fuel and urge the government to take measures to resolve the issue. The coming winter accompanied by the government’s failure to curb rising fuel prices in the country has

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Firewood prices rising as winter draws closer in Kabul City

As winter is approaching, prices of firewood have risen in the capital city. The price of 560kg unpeeled oak rose to 8,000 AFN during the outgoing week compared to last week’s 7,600 AFN. The same quantity of cedar wood went

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Daikundi province in dire need for humanitarian aid before the arrival of winter

Food crisis is most likely to loom over the central Daikundi province, as food production has drastically declined this year due to severe weather conditions. The chilling weather in spring and the drought in the summer have caused wheat production

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