Government’s concern over rising of drought in the country
According to a newsletter released by Ministry of State in Accident Management: this year, rainfall has fallen by 61 percent since last year, which has damaged agriculture and livestock in Afghanistan. Minister of State in Accident Management, Najeeb Aqa Fahim, said: “The government must take new measures to contain this phenomenon.” The government warns that if droughts are not properly managed, the country will be witness to the displacement crisis and increased insecurity.
The Ministry of Agriculture and also announced that 60 percent of the drought is in the provinces of Jozjan, Badghis, Faryab, Ghour, Orozgan, Zabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Samangan, Balkh, Baghlan, Kunduz, Herat, Farah, and Nimroz. In addition, in the second and third ranks, respectively, Maidan- Wardag, Logar, Takhar, Paktiya, Nuristan, Saripul, Ghazni, Daikundi, Bamyan, Kapisa, Parwan, Panjshir, Kabul, Badakhshan, Laghman, Nangarhar, Kunar, Paktika, and Khost are in the list.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Development and Rural Affairs has announced that now 875,000 people are in need of water, which they can receive from drinking water for three to six months.