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  • 23 Apr 2019- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JALALABAD, Afghanistan The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced April 23 the successful conclusion of a 3-day Jirga to resolve a 50-year dispute over water resources in the province of Nangarhar in eastern Afghanista. &quot
  • 18 Jan 2019- 08:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan Giant state-run Russian energy company Inter RAO Group has offered to invest $2 Billion USD in Pakistan water and power sector projects, including the Mohmand dam on the Swat River. Inter RAO Engineering is one of the largest Russian
  • 20 Dec 2018- 12:33 by Local Press Report KABUL The Diplomat From the Mayan Empire to modern-day Syria and Yemen, water insecurity has been a predominant cause of social distress, conflict, and crisis. Studies show that there is a 75 to 95 percent probability of water wars in the next 50 to 100
  • 21 Oct 2018- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KABUL, Afghanistan The United Nations’ Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF) and Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) announced October 16 that $34.6 Million USD has been allocated in new emergency aid to support more than 2 million people in the
  • 7 Oct 2018- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union (EU) Commission has allocated an additional $23 Million USD in emergency aid to Afghanistan. The country's humanitarian situation has worsened since the beginning of 2018, due in part to severe drought affecting
  • 25 Sep 2018- 07:49 by Local Press Report KABUL Pajhwok Afghan News President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday emphasized on a national dialogue over water management in Afghanistan and said comprehensive measures would be taken to reduce the country’s drought over the next six months. Ghani termed the
  • 17 Jun 2018- 10:40 by Local Press Report KABUL Gandhara Residents of Afghanistan’s restive, teeming capital have struggled for years with terrorist attacks, a lack of services, a booming population, clogged traffic, and toxic air. A study by the nongovernmental organization Fikr earlier this year
  • 29 May 2018- 08:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KABUL, Afghanistan Drought is affecting two-thirds of provinces across Afghanistan with more than two million people expected to become severely food insecure and in need of humanitarian assistance, according to a report issued May 28 by the United
  • 7 May 2018- 06:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the country’s parliament May 6 that Afghanistan has pledged to let Iran have its share of water from the Hirmand River and the supply for feeding Hamoon wetlands (Tasnim News Agency). Zarif
  • 2 Apr 2018- 09:28 by Local Press Report KABUL Tolo News Officials from the Ministry of Energy and Water on Sunday raised concern over water resources in the country and said the total amount of running and underground water had dropped significantly in the past few years. According to ministry
  • 24 Jan 2018- 05:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New YORK NY “Regional cooperation offers opportunities to address common concerns, including counter-terrorist financing, improving border security, fostering dialogue with religious institutions and leaders, and countering human trafficking and drug
  • 16 Nov 2017- 14:15 by OOSKAnews Info Washington, DC The aid agency of the USA has released a strategy document regarding the country’s vision of a “more water-secure world…where people and nations have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and resilient”. Full text of the Global Water
  • 14 Jul 2017- 11:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water last week said it is working hard to implement plans to build “at least 20” large and medium-sized dams in the country, in the latest charged chapter of water-related tension with neighboring Iran.
  • 6 Jul 2017- 11:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iranian president Hassan Rouhani this week called for water cooperation among neighboring regional countries in overcoming environmental risk and maintaining peace, while tensions remain over Iran’s own actions dissipating water supply to a
  • 30 Jan 2017- 15:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Afghanistani provincial governors have accused the government of Iran of conspiring with Afghan Taliban leadership to target Afghan water projects. The accusation emerged last week in a Voice of America (VOA) article