Author: Rohullah Talaash Emma Batha

Afghans fight drought with small dams as Taliban shut out of COP28

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Afghanistan is among the most vulnerable countries to climate change, but has been excluded from the COP28 global climate summit. 


Aid agencies say climate-driven disasters are exacerbating Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis which has left about two-thirds of the country's 40 million people needing assistance.

Analysts also warn that Afghanistan's climate challenges could have global repercussions - fuelling mass migration and impacting water availability in neighbouring countries.


In Nangarhar, farmer Sakhi proudly shows off a new dam he helped construct near his home in Haska Mina district, close to the Pakistan border.

Local farmers have spent two years building canals, trenches, ponds and small dams that can now store 300,000 cubic metres of water, about 120 Olympic-sized swimming pools.


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