Afghanistan to start polio vaccination drive next month
By Abiodun Ogundairo
18 October 2021 | 3:59 pm
The campaign will be the first polio inoculation drive to take place in three years. The Taliban had previously told communities that vaccines were a conspiracy against Muslims.
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An official said 1,000 people died after a magnitude 6 earthquake hit the mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan. The death toll is likely to rise as search efforts continue.
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A large earthquake that struck Afghanistan Wednesday has killed hundreds of people. What caused it?
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Rescue teams continue searching for survivors after Wednesday's deadly earthquake which killed at least 1,000 people. Afghanistan's leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, warned that the number of casualties could rise.
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The powerful tremor has killed more than 1,000 people, and the death toll is likely to rise manifold. People need aid urgently, but with the Taliban in power, international help for quake victims is a complicated affair.
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Avignon may be France’s oldest arts festival, but it has a resolutely contemporary approach to the dramatic arts, with experimental performances that draw on dance, theatre and poetic traditions. We sit down with multidisciplinary artist Kubra Khademi, whose performance “From Armour to Jackets” kicks off the festival, to hear about the military detritus that became a poignant symbol of the American retreat from her native Afghanistan. Kubra talks about being forced to flee Kabul after a controversial artistic performance in 2015 and discusses how the Taliban have now left Afghans “trapped in their own country”.
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As August 15 marks one year since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, we again report on the plight of Afghan women. Annette Young talks to Fawzia Aminy, a Supreme Court judge who managed to escape to Britain via Greece within weeks of Kabul falling, and to the woman who helped facilitate her rescue, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, the director of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute. The two are seeking to help those women left behind.
More than a million children are severely malnourished and half of Afghanistan's population is going hungry. The humanitarian catastrophe is being made worse by ongoing sanctions against the Taliban.
Northern Afghan provinces have been hit by heavy rains, damaging homes and thousands of acres of land. More rains are expected across Afghanistan in the coming days.
Double disappointment for Sri Lanka as the T20 cricket team is soundly beaten by Afghanistan, a month after losing hosting responsibilities of the Asia Cup tournament to the United Arab Emirates.
More than 850,000 Afghan girls are not allowed to attend class past 6th grade, making Afghanistan the only country in the world where girls are excluded from secondary education. DW's Sandra Petersmann reports from Kabul.
Since their return to power last August, the Taliban have focused on policing the life of Afghanistan's women. Most of them are barred from work, but there are some exceptions. DW's Sandra Petersmann met with a female doctor in Kabul.
When the Taliban returned to power a year ago, life changed dramatically for the people of Afghanistan, and for women first and foremost. Our reporters travelled there to find out what life is like under militant Islamist rule.
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