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More than 80 percent of Afghanistan's land is threatened by soil erosion, which causes increased salinization and de-vegetation. Contributing causes to the environmental crisis include armed conflict, population displacement, and misuse of natural resources.1 Massive deforestation has created vulnerability to natural disasters. Droughts have decreased water resources and have encouraged emigration from Afghanistan.2 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 percent of Afghanistan's forests have been cut down in the past 20 years. This deforestation has lead to an increase in floods and avalanches.3 These forests are sources of fuel and important materials. With the agrarian nature of the economy, nearly 80 percent of the population ...See More are involved in farming or herding and depend on agricultural production for their livelihoods.4 Show Less

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1 http://www.irinnews.org/report/73481/afghanistan-environmental-crisis-looms-as-conflict-goes-on
2 http://postconflict.unep.ch/publications/afghanistanpcajanuary2003.pdf
3 http://www.irinnews.org/report/73481/afghanistan-environmental-crisis-looms-as-conflict-goes-on
4 http://www.afghanistan-un.org/2011/10/debate-on-agriculture-development-and-food-security/
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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