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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

New York Times 
WASHINGTON — The State Department is winding down an Obama-era office responsible for developing long-range strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan — just as the Trump administration conducts a major review of the future of America's longest war. See more..
ThinkProgress 
Over 250 people have died in mass attacks in Afghanistan since April — a sign that America's longest war isn't getting any better under the Trump administration. On Thursday, at least 34 people were killed and 60 wounded when a car bomb went off ... See more..
Voice of America 
The Islamic State group is rapidly expanding in parts of Afghanistan, advancing militarily into areas where it once had a weak presence and strengthening its forces in core regions, according to Afghan and U.S. officials. Depending on the location, the ... See more..
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ESPNcricinfo.com 
The elevation of Ireland and Afghanistan as Full Members is the crowning achievement after a trailblazing decade for both countries. It's a celebration of their hard work on the field, but also the yeoman's work off the field by both administrations ... See more..
The Economist (blog) 
TEST cricket, a game played between nations over five days, is often thought to be a conservative sport. That is a myth: throughout its 140-year history, the ... See more..
PR Newswire (press release) 
A seminar titled 'Cross border terrorism in Afghanistan' was organised at the UN in Geneva on June 16, 2017. Hosted by the South Asia Democratic Forum, the event focused on discussing the current security situation in Afghanistan and how the political ... See more..
New York Times 
President Trump arriving at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Friday after a day trip to Miami. He has given Jim Mattis, the defense secretary, the authority to send several thousand additional troops to Afghanistan. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times. See more..
Quartz 
Last month, a US government agency issued an assessment of the United States' efforts to help Afghanistan recover from the devastation of 16 years of war. Its findings were grim. Six out of every 10 dollars since 2002 had been spent on Afghan defense ... See more..
CBC.ca 
As the security situation in Afghanistan continues to slip, NATO has asked Canada to help with its Resolute Support mission by sending trainers to help build an Afghan military and police force capable of defending the country. For the past three years ... See more..
WLOS 
Roy Cooper has ordered that all U.S. flags at state facilities be lowered to half-staff in remembrance of a North Carolina soldier killed in Afghanistan. Cooper has ordered that all flags be flown at half-staff beginning Thursday and continuing until ... 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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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