Weather – Ariana News Bringing Afghan News to the World Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:34:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Earthquake Injures 9, Damages 60 Houses in Baghlan Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:24:11 +0000  A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit Baghlan province in the north of Afghanistan on Wednesday night, injuring nine people and damaging 60 residential houses.

Mohammad Naseer Kohzad, Natural Disaster Management Director in Baghlan province, told Ariana News that the epicenter of the jolt was Hindu Kush mountains range, 14 kilometers far away from Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province.

He added that most of the affected houses are located in the vicinity of Pul-e-Khumri city.

According to the official, relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations have launched efforts to survey the affected areas in order to provide aid for the victims of the quake.

The official further said that there would have been more damages and casualties if the quake was continued more than four seconds.

Hindu Kush Mountains range in the north of Afghanistan had been the epicenter of catastrophic earthquakes in the past in the country which sometimes the tragedy that it leaves after the jolts are among the highly natural furry recorded in South Asia.

Gov’t has no Political will to protect environment: NEPD Sun, 28 Feb 2016 13:03:36 +0000 vlcsnap-2016-02-28-17h30m06s146

Officials in National Environment Protection Department ( NEPD) stated that Government of Afghanistan has no Political will to protect the environment from ruining.

They have declared ignoring law, poor coordination, cultural poverty, no capacity within the Governmental departments are counted as the major problems for the National environment protection department.

Fresh air and healthy environment is one of the desires of the Afghans, where residents in the capital city of Kabul can’t access that.

Head of the National Environment Protection Department Kazim Humayon said,” ignoring the law, cultural poverty, no political will, and insecurity and no clear policy and poor coordination within the departments are counted as the major problems for the National environment protection department.”

He went on further said,” the pollution graph is high in Kabul city, having no urban system, overflowing of population, no water system, canalization, filtration of water, no garbage management, and no plan for the whole city have caused the pollution graph goes high in the capital city of Kabul.”

Earlier Minister of Public health has urged that one of the major problems for increasing of pollution in Kabul city is overflowing of the Afghan citizens from other provinces,there are seven million residents are living in Kabul which is created problems for the environment.

Reported by Abdul Aziz Karimi

Natural Disasters threatens nearly 300 districts across the Country – DEC Mon, 06 Apr 2015 06:02:14 +0000 SANA   _05_04_2015_DARI_SOT_FINAL.avi_snapshot_00.47_[2015.04.06_10.23.48]

Disasters Emergency Committee warns that around 300 districts across the country are under direct threats of the natural disasters mainly of the floods.

Senate House summoned officials from the Disasters Emergency Committee on Sunday to speak about their preparations for the upcoming natural disasters during the new season of the year.

Dawoud Ghafari, a member of the Senate House representing Ghor province said,” Natural disasters usually occur in Ghor, there is no supervision over the aids for natural and emergency disasters, even they are using the aids for war issues”.

Another Senator Saleha Mirzad criticized,” The people of Nimruz severely needed drinking water, annually floods are affecting the life and property of the people”.

Officials in the Disasters Emergency Committee argue that they have identified the vulnerable areas across the country and are struggling to gather the requirements.

Rural Development Minister Naseer Ahmad Durani explained,” Natural Disasters may affect 297 districts over the country and will threaten the lives of about 171,697 people”.

Sultan Mahmoud Mahoudi head of water administration in ministry of water and energy complains about lack of budgetary funds to fulfill their projects.

Once the water rises, threats increases too. How can we solve the problems with $2.2 million? Lack of budget is the main problem.”

Annualy, different types of natural disasters including avalanches, floods, earthquakes and many more affect both the lives and properties of Afghans, and the government fails to help them with the required assistance needed on time.

Reported by: Abdul Aziz Karimi

Heavy Snow Fall Blocks off Traffic Ways for 12 Provinces :Wahid Sat, 07 Mar 2015 14:13:34 +0000 4

Officials in Ministry of public works have said, “Heavy snow has blocked off the main roads to 12 Provinces.”

They have claimed that efforts are underway to clean up the roads for traffics.

Meanwhile Afghanistan forecasting weather department have predicted that 10th of March will be snowy day in Afghanistan.

Deputy Minister of Public works Ahmad Shah Wahid said,” heavy snow has blocked off the main roads to 12 located in Northern Provinces efforts are underway to clean up the roads when the snow stops.”

Salang Pass is one of the highways connects North to the capital and south part of the country, this main road has been blocked off by the heavy snow several times in the past 12 hours and several days, this highway has been witnessing dozens of avalanches.

Acting Manager in department of forecasting weather Nasim Muradi said,” the weather forecasting indicates weather will be normal in Salang Pass on Monday but on 10th of March it will snow again.”

The snow falls this year has killed hundreds and damaged thousand residential houses in 18 provinces of the country especially in Panjshir province.

Reported by Nasrat Parsa


Emergency Committee Should be More Equipped: CEO Abdullah Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:12:33 +0000 vlcsnap-2015-03-02-15h34m46s84

Afghanistan Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah has said, “Modern equipment and necessary measurements in order to tackle the upcoming Natural disasters should be increased into high level at Emergency committee.”

Officials in Afghan Government have expressed their concerns on recent Natural disasters saying there is high level risks of upcoming Natural disasters within the country such as floods therefore the Emergency committee should equipped based on the prioritize needs of the current condition.

One of the main challenges within the recent avalanches was no stable communication system with some of the villages and remote districts in Panjshir Province, this has caused that the death toll of the avalanches to rise even to more than 200.

Most of the villages and remote areas didn’t have access to telephone services.

Once again Afghanistan CEO Abdullah Abdullah called for better equipments and more power of Emergency committee to reach the demands of the vulnerable areas as soon as it’s possible.

Afghanistan Government has held 3 days of National mourning because of recent Natural disaster hit 18 provinces, in the following disaster Panjshir residents have lost their love once and hundreds displaced and even their houses were completely destroyed.

Reported by Farahnaz Frotan

Bayat Foundation Helps 5,000,000 Afghani to Panjshir Victims Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:31:46 +0000 7

Bayat Foundation has helped 5,000,000 Afghan currencies for the remnants victims who have lost their love once at the recent Natural disaster in Panjshir Province.

After visiting ,the following aid was given by the Gen,Director of BF Eng, Ehsanollah Bayat to the Afghanistan CE officer Abdullah Abdullah as cash.

After appreciating Afghanistan CE Officer Abdullah Abdullah has thanked Bayat Foundation for providing such cash in the current needy condition, he urged that efforts are underway to review and reach the existed challenges for the residents of Panjshir province.

Eng.Ehsanollah Bayat said,” we wanted to provide more help through Bayat Foundation to the residents but due to limit information from the area ,we have decided to provide some amount of money as cash.”

Meanwhile Head of Afghan Wireless Communication Company AWCC Mohammad Amin Ramin said,” in order to serve and provide much better communication in between the villages and districts we have provided a mobile Telephone server to facilitate communication for those remote villages and districts in Panjshir Province.”

There are still life threats for those who are living in remote villages where their roads are blocked off by the stranded avalanches, efforts are underway to rescue those life being threatened by the heavy snow.


Reported by Wahid Nawisa

President Ghani Shares his Feelings with Panjshir Residents Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:37:06 +0000 4

President Ashraf Ghani has shared his sorrows and feelings with the residents of Panjshir Province due to the bloody recent avalanches.

He said,” I have cancelled my trip to Iran I perefered to stay with my people who have lost their love once in the Natural disaster in Panjshir province.”

President Ghani has demanded help and assists from the International and National sources to heal the wounds of the residents in Panjshir.

During his speech he has mentioned that we have established a donating box that everyone specially the Afghan businessmen should provide cash to support human beings in Panshir, he urged that the disaster is not that much that could be healed by the Government only.

He also said,” that there is still danger for the residents of Panjshir and some other provinces due to the coming natural disasters in the country.”

President Ghani further described that we have prioritized several programs for growing of economy, development and stabilization of Panjshir residents.

He added that Salang roads are in danger deep attentions needs to be drawn.

19 Provinces of the country have been affected by the recent heavy snow and raining where about 200 people have lost their life and 100 were injured and more than thousands were still stuck in heavy snow, and the death toll may rise because several villages and districts in Panjshir are blocked off by snow and rescuers to reach to the areas.

Reported by  Shayan

3 Days Mourning for Panjshir Affected People Announced Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:44:39 +0000 22

Afghanistan Chief of Executive Officer Dr, Abdullah Abdullah said,” about 110,00 families have been affected from the recent Natural disaster took place in several provinces specially in Panjshir province.”

He added that communications has been cut off in between the districts and even within the villages of Panjshir residents due to avalanches came down,we as the officials for the Government to prioritize the following issues .”

Meanwhile the joint people council of Khodaman, Kapisa, and Parwan Provinces have deployed a convoy of basic aids to Panjshir residents.

A number of the provincial council members have demanded more aids to be given for the Panjshir affected residents.

Mirbachkot district Governor AbdulRahim Rashid said,” My people have felt humanity and shared their things with the Panjshir affected residents.”

Kabul provincial council member Fawad Sediqee said,” aids have arrived in the areas but we demanded the Government, International community, and Afghan businessmen to help and supports their affected residents in Panjshir Province.”

The Internal aids come after Pakistan Government has helped some food and clothing for Panjshir residents.

Meanwhile International community and United Nation Organization have expressed their deep sorrows and shared their feelings with those families have lost members.

The recent toll of the Natural disaster in Panjshir reached in 196 people, more than 100 were injured and still 1000s of the residents stuck and surrounded by the avalanches came down into their areas.

Its said the toll for such Natural disaster will be in rise because roads related to the main rout of Panjshir Province still blocked off by the heavy snow.


Reported By Rafi Sediqee

Avalanches Took the Life 40 Residents in Panjshir, Parwan Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:28:29 +0000 1111

Officials in Department of Fighting against Natural disasters have said,” as the results of several avalanches came through in Panjshir Province 31 local residents lost their life and in Parwan Province 13 residents have lost their life and a number of others still under the avalanches.”

Meanwhile the head of Provincial council member Najeebullah Yaqoobi said,” avalanches have come down in several districts of Panjshir Province and took the life of dozens and numbers of the local residents are disappeared under the heavy snow falls and the following Natural disaster has cut off the related roads of all districts to the main city.”

Deputy of Natural disaster Mohammad Aslam Sias said,” heavy snow falls have caused huge avalanches come down to the several districts of Panjshir Province which took the life 31 in Panjshir 13 in Parwan , life saver teams have been deployed to the areas to save those are facing serious life threats and it has also cut off the roads related to the main city, efforts are underway to open the ways for paving the better ways of saving lifes.”

Though the following officials had stated that they have full preparation of for upcoming winter disasters in the country still the Natural disaster has taken the life dozens and hundreds to be disappeared.

Reported by Rafi Sediqee

Heavy avalanches blocks Salang Pass Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:18:15 +0000 avalanche-aerial_1575935i

Salang Pass Highway was blocked on Sunday night due to heavy snows.

General Mohammad Rajab, Salang Highway Maintenance Chief said,” avalanches blocked the road on traffic, the highway was blocked last night around 10:00 PM due to heavy storms”.

He added that the Pass was hit by five avalanches so far which fortunately had no causalities.

According to the officials the road will be blocked till end of Monday.

The Salang Highway is the only road that connects north and south Afghanistan almost all year round.

No Policy on Waters, Benefits Neighboring Countries Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:40:09 +0000 pic 2

Despite Afghanistan is having the biggest sources of water in the region still about 70 % of its water being wasted and neighboring countries are benefited from it the Afghan Government yet to have drafted any policy on water wastes in the past 13 years, special envoy on Good Governance Ahmadzai Masoud has stated said, “Now the National Unity Government will pick this issue as one its priority activities.”

Afghan Government special envoy on Governance Affairs Ahmad Zai Masoud said,” fortunately Afghanistan is full of waters and we can solve our water problems through it, but unfortunately former Afghan Officials have neglected to draft a policy for maintain this valuable thing in Afghanistan in the past 13 years, now we have decided to work on inhabitation of water as the priority program.”

Meanwhile Deputy Minister of Water and Energy Zaiudding Shujayee said,” the technical designs and plan for the Lalandar Water ban located in Charasiab area has been completed and waiting for upcoming budget to begin its implementation if the National Unity Government to fulfill its commitments and allocate the budget Kabul residents will have water after one year.”

Afghanistan Economic experts have said, “Though Afghanistan is having enough water but having no good management on the aspect has made the Government to import Energy, more lands be out of green plants, and causes poor accessing on drinkable water in the country especially in the capital city of Kabul.”

Reported By: Nimatullah Ahmadi