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This early action plan has been closely monitoring the climate situation in Afghanistan since January 2024 to assess the risk of drought conditions.
Herat Earthquakes 2023: Post-Disaster Needs Assessment
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This PDNA report provides an assessment of the severe impacts of the earthquakes which struck Herat, Afghanistan in October 2023, and provides a vision and guiding principles for recovery.
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The objective of the assessment is to develop a 2 model-based estimate of the direct physical damages to buildings and infrastructure and evaluate the spatial distribution of damages to support the development of a roadmap for recovery and reconstruction.
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This report summarizes the development of the Afghanistan Drought Early Warning Decision Support (AF-DEWS) Tool, a cloud-based online platform, to provide decision-makers with maps and data to enable further analysis.
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Severe droughts are exacerbating Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis, but funding for climate change adaptation is frozen.
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Aid agencies say climate-driven disasters are exacerbating Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis. Due to international isolation – no country formally recognizes the Taliban government – meaning it will be excluded from COP28, the UN climate summit.
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The recent quadruplet of earthquakes that have rocked Herat, Afghanistan, bring an important question to the fore: how can traditional earthen buildings be strengthened to withstand shaking?
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Women in burqas in Kabul walking with a child
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In the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Herat, the death toll and injuries have been higher among women and girls. Women represented 58 per cent of adults killed, 60 percent of those injured, and 61 per cent of those missing as of 19 October.
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

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