Over 300 dead after flash floods in Afghanistan, UN says – National

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Flash floods from unusually heavy seasonal rains in Afghanistan have killed more than 300 people and destroyed over 1,000 houses, the U.N. food agency said Saturday. The World Food Program said it was distributing fortified biscuits to the survivors of one of the many floods that hit … Read more

Canada is unblocking aid to Afghanistan but delay is ‘extremely frustrating’: advocate – National

Ottawa has plans to finally stop blocking Canadian development aid to Afghanistan this year. But by the time its new system is fully up and running, the Taliban will have been in control of the country for about three years. Humanitarian organizations say that’s an interminable delay for those who need help, especially since other … Read more

Natural disasters caused an estimated $65 billion in losses last year for Asia-Pacific

Economic losses in the Asia Pacific region soared to $65 billion due to natural disasters, mainly fueled by floods in China and droughts in India, as reported by insurance company Aon. Hadynyah | E+ | Getty Images Economic losses in the Asia Pacific region due to natural disasters soared to $65 billion in 2023, mainly … Read more

Calgary airport hosts tearful reunion for Afghan refugees: ‘My family is free’

At the international arrivals gate at Calgary International Airport, Ahmadullah Yaqoobi paced back and forth Friday morning, carrying three bouquets of flowers. “For one daughter, another… and this is for my wife,” he beamed. He hasn’t seen his family since his sudden departure from Afghanistan about three years ago. As a government worker, he was … Read more

Heavy Snowfall Kills 15, Injures Dozens In Afghanistan

Nearly 30 people injured due to heavy snowfall in Afghanistan. Kabul: Widespread heavy snowfall across several provinces in Afghanistan over the past three days has resulted in the tragic loss of 15 lives and injuries to nearly 30 individuals, TOLOnews reported. Additionally, statistics obtained from Balkh and Faryab provinces by TOLOnews indicate a devastating impact … Read more

Afghanistan Receiving $80 Million Every 2 Weeks As Economy Shrinks: Report

The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan has also worsened since Taliban’s return (Representational) Kabul: In a newly released report, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has highlighted that millions of dollars have been transported to Afghanistan in different shipments over the previous three months. SIGAR stated that each cargo was worth an average of … Read more

Taliban talks peace, urges Pakistan and Iran to show restraint

Amid heightened tensions between Pakistan and Iran, Afghanistan’s Taliban administration has urged the two countries to show restraint. Taliban spokesperson Abdul Qahar Balkhi on Thursday tweeted, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan considers the recent violence between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan alarming, and … Read more

Stolen education: What’s happened since Taliban banned women from university in Afghanistan – National

Zahra Rajabi started her first year of journalism school in December 2022, but just a few weeks into the semester classes were abruptly cancelled. “We completely said goodbye to each other, crying,” she told Global News. The 20-year-old from Kabul is one of millions of Afghan women and girls deprived of their right to learn. … Read more