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Half million of Afghans suffer from war, Natural disasters: report say

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Based on the report released by the United Nations organization 643,000 Afghans have suffered from war and Natural disaster in the year of 2015 in Afghanistan.

The report also indicated that the assistance which were provided weren’t enough for the above mentioned people, where most them are women and children.

Officials in ministry of economy have declared the report published by the United Nations organization full of concerns.

According to report 140,000 Afghans have been displaced due to civil war in Afghanistan.

United Nations Population Fund representative in Afghanistan Wilfred W. Said, “women and children are the main victims of war and Natural disasters in Afghanistan, most of the women are being pushed into violence, this issue will go to 26 other countries in the world where women are facing hard life.”

Meanwhile Minister of economy Abdul Satar Murad urged that the findings of the United Nations organization will help Afghan Government to decide to assist the needy persons across the country.

Earlier Human rights committee has announced that from 2009 up to 2015 about one million Afghans due to civil war has been displaced from their homes, who are really in needs of emergency aids and supports,the following committee has also declared the process of helping from Afghanistan Government and United Nations isn’t sufficient for those who have suffered from war and Natural disasters in the country.

Reported by Nabila Hafizi

 

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Three-day expo of Iranian goods and services underway in Kabul

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Iran is hosting a three-day trade exhibition in Kabul in the hope of strengthening bilateral trade ties with Afghanistan. 

Speaking at the event, Iran’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Bahador Aminian said the exhibition aims to promote trade and share technical “know-how” with Afghanistan. 

Iran’s Commercial Consular in Kabul Javanmard Qassab said the exhibition will last for three days in an effort to introduce Iranian products to Afghan customers.

He said the embassy was hoping to sign agreements between Iranian and Afghan businesses. 

Trade value between the two countries has now topped $1.5 billion, with Iran exporting a large amount of goods to its neighbor annually. 

Afghan traders are also showcasing their products to Iranian businesses.

 Representatives of 21 Iranian companies that offer services within the municipal sector are participating along with 54 other Iranian companies. 

These companies are from a cross-sector of the commercial industry including technical and engineering services, along with electricity, energy and telecommunications providers.

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Gov’t approves four wind and solar power projects

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The Afghan High Economic Council has approved four wind and solar power projects in Herat, Kabul and Balkh provinces.

Laima Khurram, director of public-private partnership policy at the Ministry of Finance, said the projects would cost an estimated $160 million.

“One of the wind power projects is in Herat with a capacity of 25 megawatts, another 40-megawatt solar power project is in Mazar, another 25-megawatt solar power plant is in Herat,” she said.

The projects are part of a public-private partnership between the government and the private sector.

This comes after last month’s agreement between the Afghan government and an Emirati company to generate 3,000 megawatts of solar power in Afghanistan. 

Afghanistan currently needs 2,000 megawatts of electricity to light homes and power the economy. However, it relies heavily on imported power from neighboring countries.

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Atmar addresses concerns of Afghans in Tajikistan

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On a two-day official visit to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, acting foreign affairs minister Haneef Atmar met with a number of Afghan refugees, students and business owners at the Afghan Embassy on Friday evening where he discussed challenges they are facing. 

In a statement issued by foreign affairs on Saturday, the ministry said Atmar assured students and business owners that problems they have been dealing with – specifically due to COVID-19 – would be addressed as soon as possible. 

Easy border crossings for bilateral trade was also addressed and the embassy was instructed to assist refugees with problems they are facing, the statement read. 

Addressing Afghan students that attended the meeting, Atmar said it was important for them to return to their home country once they had completed their studies so as to help with the development of Afghanistan.

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