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Environment
Afghanistanâ's natural landscape consists of plains, mountains, marshes, and forests. More than 80% of Afghanistanâ's land is threatened by soil erosion that has multiple negative effects on agricultural output, including increased salinization and de-vegetation.1 Contributing causes to the environmental crisis include armed conflict, population displacement, and misuse of natural resources.2 Afghanistanâ's climate is one of the most vulnerable to the consequences of climate change.3 Massive deforestation has created vulnerability to natural disasters. Droughts have decreased water resources and have caused emigration from Afghanistan.4 A huge part of the deterioration of the environment is the lack of government action and legislation to protect and preserve the environment. Over 70% of Afghanistanâ's forests have been cut down in the past 20 years.5 Deforestation has lead to ...See More an increase in floods and avalanches, and the nationâ's forests may be completely eradicated if the current trajectory is not changed.6 These forests are sources of fuel and important materials. With the agrarian nature of the economy, nearly 80% of the population is involve farming or herding and depend on agricultural production for their livelihoods.7 This damage to the land can severely limit the income of thousands of people and can keep the country in poverty. Show Less

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1 http://www.irinnews.org/report/73481/afghanistan-environmental-crisis-looms-as-conflict-goes-on
2 Ibid
3 http://www.unep.org/disastersandconflicts/CountryOperations/Afghanistan/ClimateChangeAdaptation/tabid/133225/Default.aspx
4 http://postconflict.unep.ch/publications/afghanistanpcajanuary2003.pdf
5http://www.irinnews.org/report/73481/afghanistan-environmental-crisis-looms-as-conflict-goes-on
6 Ibid
7 http://www.afghanistan-un.org/2011/10/debate-on-agriculture-development-and-food-security/
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Afghanistan News

Los Angeles Times 
Taliban insurgents packed two Humvees stolen from Afghan security forces with explosives, detonated the vehicles outside an army base in southern Afghanistan and then stormed the base in an attack that left nearly all the unit's 60 soldiers dead ... See more..
Pajhwok Afghan News (blog) 
made significant territorial gains, the security situation has nosedived in Afghanistan. Kabulov is scheduled to speak to the NATO-Russia Council to explain Russia's assessment of the current situation in Afghanistan and its future consequences. See more..
The Guardian 
The family of the Canadian man freed with his wife and three children five years after they were kidnapped in Afghanistan have implored media to consider the trauma suffered by the family, noting that Joshua Boyle – the only member of the family to ... See more..
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Times LIVE 
Pakistan is betting that a pair of nine-foot chain-link fences topped with barbed wire will stop incursions by Islamist militants from Afghanistan, which opposes Islamabad's plans for a barrier along the disputed frontier. Pakistan plans to fence up ... See more..
snopes.com (blog) 
Their helicopter was shot down yesterday in Afghanistan and they lost 30 members of the team. It would be nice to see this on everyone's page … even if it's only for an hour. You will have to copy and paste by holding your finger on the post till it ... See more..
Washington Examiner 
What do they believe which likely isn't so? That there are trillions of dollars worth of minerals in Afghanistan which can pay for something. Perhaps it could pay for the American quasi-occupation of Afghanistan, or the reconstruction that country so ... See more..
Illawarra Mercury 
On May 31, 2006, amid the goat tracks and hidden dangers of Afghanistan's Chora Pass, a covert Australian patrol embarked on a mission that would bolster the Special Air Service Regiment's glowing global reputation, as well as that of the man who would ... See more..
Los Angeles Times 
Taliban militants launched a series of bombings across Afghanistan, targeting police and government facilities in attacks that killed 74 people and wounded more than 200, officials said Tuesday. In the deadliest attack, Taliban militants detonated car ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
The relentless conflict that plagues Afghanistan means we seldom see photo albums like this one, captured by a photographer who ventured to the war-torn nation not as a journalist, but as a tourist. Laurence Tan went there in August and explored the ... See more..
Pajhwok Afghan News (blog) 
“As we implement President Trump's new South Asia strategy, we will turn to our partners to ensure greater stability in Afghanistan and throughout the region,” Tillerson said in a major India policy speech. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, east of Iran
Area

Total 652,230 sq km
Land 652,230 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers
Natural Resources

natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semiprecious stones ;
Natural Hazards

damaging earthquakes occur in Hindu Kush mountains; flooding; droughts
Current Environmental Issues

limited natural freshwater resources; inadequate supplies of potable water; soil degradation; overgrazing; deforestation (much of the remaining forests are being cut down for fuel and building materials); desertification; air and water pollution

Demographics

Nationality
Afghan
Population
31,108,077 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Afghanistan's economy is recovering from decades of conflict. The economy has improved significantly since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 largely because of the infusion of international assistance, the recovery of the agricultural sector, and service sector growth. Despite the progress of the past few years, Afghanistan is extremely poor, landlocked, and highly dependent on foreign aid. Much of the population continues to suffer from shortages of housing, clean water, electricity, medical care, and jobs. Criminality, insecurity, weak governance, lack of infrastructure, and the Afghan Government's difficulty in extending rule of law to all parts of the country ...See More pose challenges to future economic growth. Afghanistan's living standards are among the lowest in the world. The international community remains committed to Afghanistan's development, pledging over $67 billion at nine donors' conferences between 2003-10. In July 2012, the donors at the Tokyo conference pledged an additional $16 billion in civilian aid through 2015. Despite this help, the Government of Afghanistan will need to overcome a number of challenges, including low revenue collection, anemic job creation, high levels of corruption, weak government capacity, and poor public infrastructure. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$34.29 billion (2012 est.); $31.12 billion (2011 est.); $29.09 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins
Industries

small-scale production of bricks, textiles, soap, furniture, shoes, fertilizer, apparel, food-products, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water, cement; handwoven carpets; natural gas, coal, copper