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Daily Evacuation Brief | July 10, 2022
Eid Mubarak to all our Afghan friends!
LAST 24 HOURS
As heavy rains continue in multiple provinces, especially in the east and southeast, the resulting flooding continues to take a toll on human lives, livestock, and planted fields. While the monsoons are an annual event and always cause lasting damage to infrastructure and agriculture, the existing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan points to a particularly difficult winter season.
THREAT WARNING: The Ministry of Power and Water has reported that dams in affected areas have gathered unusual amounts of water, and the Digest has received reports that the Sultan Mahmud Dam (AKA Band-e Sultan) on Ghazni river may be in danger of breaking, catastrophically flooding the surrounding area.
Minimal violence was reported across the country over the previous 24 hours, Both Taliban and Resistance forces seem to be honoring the holiday.
Fuel prices have risen sharply across Afghanistan as the Taliban have halted fuel shipments (mainly from Iran) over contaminated fuel. The problem has been ongoing for the past six weeks and has driven the price of transport up by as much as 30% nationwide.
Varied Afghan leaders including former President Hamid Karzai, former President Ashraf Ghani, former chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah, and more used their Eid messages to call for a government that represents the Afghan people and substantive national dialogue. Many former Afghan leaders have criticized the recent Loya Jirga as a ‘cheerleading session’ for the Taliban rather than a serious effort to address problems facing the country.
A series of earthquakes have been reported in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Most of the quakes were relatively minor (4.0–4.5 in magnitude) and were deep enough to preclude any serious damage to infrastructure.
NEXT 24 HOURS
No significant events have been reported for the next 24 hours. Eid al-Adha celebrations are expected to keep incidents low.
By Charlotte Lawson – The Dispatch
“I think it’s impossible for a big family like ours to live here without any sponsor,” the eldest daughter told The Dispatch. “We just eat twice a day. We don’t have any lunch.”
Tucked away in a bustling neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, a displaced family of seven lives together in a windowless room. The father and mother, teenage son, and four daughters have resided in Pakistan since June, after Taliban fighters ousted them from their ancestral homeland in neighboring Afghanistan. Now, they share four white walls and a broken fan.
By Ayaz Gul – VOA
The Taliban prime minister Saturday defended rules for women and girls in Afghanistan, insisting his government is practicing human rights as “ordained” by God…
By TOLO News
The Islamic Emirate earlier announced that it had determined certain locations for selling livestock for…
By TOLO News
In a message for Eid recorded outside a Kandahar mosque, Mawlawi Akhundzada said pure Sharia law would be…
By Aibarshyn Akhmetkali – The Astana Times
“The riots were organized with the assistance of external forces. The events were not accidental and had been prepared in…”
By Eurasia Review
The organizations call on the Uzbekistani authorities to initiate thorough, impartial and effective investigations into reports of excessive use of force during…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
By Ariana News
“The enemy that fought us for 20 years in this country still doesn’t want these oppressed and tired people to be at…”
By Relief Web
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is further stepping up efforts to boost food security and support for agriculture-based livelihoods of vulnerable rural communities in Afghanistan most severely…
THE DAILY WTF
By Pajhwok Afghan News
Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund on Saturday said the Islamic Emirate was committed to human rights in…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 87.98 AFN (as of 10 JUL 2022)