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Landslide in disaster-prone Afghanistan highlights need for preventive measures and long-term aid

Listen / Hundreds of people were killed when a landslide struck in Abi-Barik's Nowabad area in north-eastern Afghanistan following heavy rainfall. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA

The deadly landslide that recently affected northern Afghanistan highlights the need to focus on the larger issue of natural disasters, according to the UN. Hundreds of people were killed in the Nowabad area of Abi-Barik village in the Argo district of Badakhshan province. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that 1,000 [...]

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