‘The flood took everything away!’: Surviving a flash flood in Ghor

It was 5:30 in the evening and I had just arrived home from the madrasa. The sky above my village was filled with dark clouds while the roaring sound of wind as well as loud thunder and lightning were scaring…

Taliban and ‘natural’ disasters

On Friday, floods wreaked havoc across northern Afghanistan. More than 300 people have died and thousands of homes have been destroyed. Untold amounts of agricultural land and livestock have been destroyed. Entire communities have been left with nothing.  Such disasters…

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When Siddiqa* heard the roaring sound of approaching flood waters, she didn’t immediately realize how dangerous her situation had become. She went to the window of her room to look outside, as it had a good view to the end…See more

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It was 5:30 in the evening and I had just arrived home from the madrasa. The sky above my village was filled with dark clouds while the roaring sound of wind as well as loud thunder and lightning were scaring…See more

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Fatima Roshanian is the editor-in-chief of Nimrokh Media. It was one of the very first women’s publications created during the republican era and it courageously and committedly addressed issues that broadened the horizons of its readers. In the patriarchal and…See more

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The scale of natural disasters in the country is widening every day as the toll of destruction and injuries increases. There is alarming news of new floods in Ghor, Badghis and Herat, which comes after the devastation wrought by floods…See more

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The writer and journalist Taqi Wahedi stands out as one of the most successful Afghan refugee storytellers in Iran. He has primarily focused his writing on short stories about migration, social and cultural issues, war, and women’s issues.  By examining…See more

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