Environment and Climate Change

 Due to highly unstable security environment and the extreme poverty, the nation’s natural resources and ecosystem functions are being rapidly degraded by uncontrolled water extraction, overgrazing and deforestation. In addition to that, the population in the growing urban areas suffers from severe air pollution and Trash, lack of sanitation and access to safe drinking water. The growing pollution in the cities is strongly affects people’s health and wellbeing. Health problems caused by environmental problems throughout the country include malnutrition, respiratory diseases and asthma. Alone in the city of Kabul, the residents use 4 tons of plastic bags and 3 tons of disposable plates and water bottles every day, where 13 million tons of plastic are thrown into the rivers every year which drastically affects the underwater life. If the situation the prolific use of plastic continues there will be no ground left to plant trees and other plants. Many Afghans are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change as a result of their exposure to droughts, floods and other natural disasters, as well as their reliance on climate-sensitive livelihoods such as rain-fed agriculture and livestock herding. Therefore, it’s important to focus both on short term actions to aware and educated the targeted population on the risk and consequences of using such material and their responsibility for wastemanagement through organizing awareness rising campaigns and cleanup campaigns.
Also work on the long-term sustainable solutions for waste management, through continues education and policy advocacy to government to ban importing such material by the business and monitor their commitments which includes creating good partnership with municipalities to help them in finding durable solution to the waste problem

Current and Past Interventions