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Preventative measures for natural disasters needed in Afghanistan

Source : UN Multimedia / 06 May 2014

Long-term preventive measures are needed to fight natural disasters in Afghanistan, according to top United Nations humanitarian officials.

UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief Kyung-Wha Kang and UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, Mark Bowden visited the location of a deadly landslide which killed hundreds in north-eastern Afghanistan last Friday.

 

No quick finish expected for Afghan elections

Source : AP / 26 Apr 2014

Afghanistan is expected to release preliminary results in its crucial presidential election on Saturday, but the results are only one step in a potentially long road to determine who will succeed President Hamid Karzai. Neither Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister, nor ex-finance minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai look set to win a majority, meaning the violence-weary country could be heading for a runoff.

 

Afghan women, clerics, eye unlikely alliance to improve rights

Source : Reuters / 17 Jul 2013

A group of Afghan female lawmakers and activists are eyeing an unlikely alliance with the country’s religious leaders, hoping to promote and enhance women’s rights through Islam in a joint campaign.

Though Afghan women have made hard-fought gains in education and work since the collapse of the austere Taliban regime in 2001, fears are growing these could suffer a reversal when most foreign forces leave by the end of next year.

 
 

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