“When I look out of my window or go out to buy groceries there is a different mood in the city,” says one of our national colleagues. We are not naming him for safety reasons. “People are very quiet and silent; you can see the sadness on their faces.
The construction of two irrigation structures in Kapa Baba and Sarkhalang villages of Bala Murghab in Badghis province, has transformed more than 277 hectares of land that was mainly left barren due to water wastage and challenges of water distribution among farmers.
Despite the rapid changes and uncertainty after 15 August 2021, the teams did not stop their work and have continued to provide the critically needed health services to the IDPs across the city. The 20 UNDP teams coordinate their work with the Ministry of Public Health and local Nongovernmental Organizations
Agriculture is the main source of income for families living in the Farza and Istalif Districts of Kabul, as well as the Bagram District of Parwan. However, at harvest time, the oversupply of fresh fruits and vegetables in local markets push selling prices down.
Climate change is testing our planet to the limit, with every single ecosystem, from forests to farmland, facing its own unique challenges. Even if countries around the world succeed in the global effort to stop average temperatures rising more than 2°C, massive changes to our lives and environment are unavoidable.
The study, which analysed four potential scenarios of escalating intensity and isolation, indicates that real GDP could contract by as much as 13.2 percent, leading to an increase in the poverty rate of up to 25 percentage points.

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