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Taliban Says Help Is Needed To Reduce Negative Effects Of Climate Change In Afghanistan

People collect their belongings from damaged homes after heavy flooding in the Khushi district of Logar Province on August 21.

The Taliban-led Afghan government says Afghanistan faces difficulties related to climate change and development assistance from the international community is needed to reduce the negative effects. The Taliban-led government's Foreign Affairs Ministry says that this year alone Afghanistan has lost more than $2 billion due to the negative effects of climate change. The ministry made the statement on November 7 as the UN's COP27 climate summit opened in Egypt. The UN’s deputy special representative for Afghanistan, Ramez Al-Kabruf, on November 6 called for urgent and joint assistance to combat the devastating climate changes in the country. To read the original story on RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi, click here.

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