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  ipedia.com: Badakhshan Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Badakhshan province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
The conformation of the mountain districts, which comprise all the southern districts of Badakhshan and the northern hills and valleys of Nuristan (the former Kafiristan), is analogous to that of the rest of the Hindu Kush westwards.
The Kokcha river traverses Badakhshan from southeast to northwest, and, with the Kunduz, drains all the northern slopes of the Hindu Kush west of the Dorah pass.
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 Badakhshan Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Badakhshan (Persian: بد خشان) is one of the provinces of Afghanistan, consisting of 29 districts.
It is located in the north-east of the country, between the Hindu Kush and the Amu Darya.
The province Badakhshan has an area of 44,059 km², the capital is Faizabad.
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Badakhshan Province Case Study Introduction Badakhshan Province is located in the northeast corner of Afghanistan, and shares a border with Pakistan in the south, Tajikistan in the north, and China at the far eastern end.
Badakhshan boasts one of the highest rates of literacy in Afghanistan, as high as 85 per cent in the remote Sheghan district, and more than 50,000 girls are enrolled in school.
Badakhshan is one of the most remote and least accessible provinces in the country — eight districts along the Tajik border are inaccessible by car and often take weeks to reach by donkey or horse, and a near total lack of communications and electricity in these areas isolates these areas further.
www.worldbank.org /publicsector/civilservice/Badakhshan.doc   (8499 words)

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Badakhshan accounts for 23% of the total area under cultivation, and for 14% of the total opium harvest.
At an average farm gate price in Badakhshan of $175 this year, this translates into a total farm income of $88.9m in Badakhshan, or an average family income of $1,780/ $296 per capita (in comparison, AKF’s average per capita investment in the province in 2003 was $17, excluding humanitarian assistance delivered by Focus HA).
A general problem in Badakhshan is the absence of skills, which basically leaves many communities with the choice between a very vulnerable existence, based on subsistence farming, and the cash crop opium, which is the only alternative in many cases, particularly through its linkages to access to credit.
www.irinnews.org /webspecials/opium/AKF_CNstrategyBAD_28Apr04.doc   (5427 words)

 Badakhshan, province, Afghanistan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Mountain goats and the famed Marco Polo wild sheep are hunted in the province.
Badhakshan’s most distinctive feature is the Vakhan (Wakhan Corridor), a long narrow panhandle that passes between Tajikistan in the north and Pakistan in the south, linking Afghanistan with the Xinjiang region in China.
Badakhshan was once part of the ancient Greek kingdom of Bactria.
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 Afgha.com - Women complain of prejudice in Badakhshan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
KABUL, 17 Apr 2003 (IRIN) - Women in the northeastern province of Badakhshan are calling for concrete steps to be taken towards ensuring their freedom of expression and the elimination of all prejudice against them in that province.
Badakhshan was one of the few provinces left unoccupied by the Taliban, and women there continued to have access to education, with most of the literate women in the impoverished region becoming teachers, writers or poets.
According to the provincial women's affairs office, due to the province's geographic isolation, with most of its districts inaccessible, the central government and aid agencies have left women on the sidelines.
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 e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
Northeastern Afghanistan, including the province of Badakhshan, is ironically seen as one of the safest regions in a country rife with insecurity, especially in the south and the east.
In Badakhshan, despite the support of a 200 strong NATO-led group of international peacekeepers stationed in Faizabad, local police are often unable to defuse local feuds and disputes between armed groups.
Badakhshan is the third largest poppy-growing province in the country.
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 Afghan polls: donkeys and helicopters -DAWN - International; 30 September, 2004
Simeon is in charge of logistics in the remote northeastern province of Badakhshan, where most of the 13 districts are accessible only by a bizarre combination of helicopters and donkeys.
Simeon will have to recruit almost 8,000 staff in the next two weeks to ensure that the 228 polling stations across Badakhshan province are staffed with queue controllers, ink monitors and supervisors in time for the election.
Badakhshan borders China, Pakistan and Tajikistan and has some of the country's the most inaccessible and mountainous terrain.
www.dawn.com /2004/09/30/int7.htm   (639 words)

 Asian Sex Gazette - Afghan woman stoned to death - South Asia
Peshawar - An Afghan woman was stoned to death in the northeastern Badakhshan province on the basis of a Fatwa (decree) issued by religious scholars after reportedly finding her guilty of adultery.
Badakhshan is the home province of former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani, who is leader of the Jamiat-i-Islami, an Islamic party with some support among ethnic Tajiks.
Badakhshan was also one of the few provinces that Taliban were never able to conquer.
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Twenty combatants were killed in recent armed clashes in the Argo district of the northeastern province of Badakhshan, Afghanistan Television reported on 8 February.
Badakhshan Province is among the leading locations of opium production in the country and serves as a major route for transporting narcotics to Tajikistan on the way to Russia and Europe, the New York daily added.
Shinwari reportedly added that steps taken by the governor of the western Afghan province of Herat, Mohammad Ismail Khan, to uphold Islamic law are praiseworthy, while he warned Information and Culture Minister Sayyed Makhdum Rahin not to continue broadcasts of female singers on state-owned Afghanistan Television.
www.azadiradio.org /en/weeklyreport/2004/02/12.asp   (2348 words)

 UN Commission on Human Rights - Report on Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan (Jan 95)
The government in Bamyan Province is decentralized inasmuch as each political party in the province has its own shura (council) which delegates persons to the Islamic Shura (Council) on which all the political parties are represented and which governs the province.
The judicial system in the province is decentralized to the extent that political parties also appear to exercise judicial competences before referring a case to the judicial commission.
All of his interlocutors emphasized that the peace and security prevailing in the province stemmed from the fact that the people of Bamyan had always been united, now as well as during the struggle against the occupation forces and the former regime, regardless of their ethnic origin or the party to which they belonged.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/commission/country51/64.htm   (6088 words)

 Harvard Gazette: A doctor goes home
With a female literacy rate in Afghanistan of just 18 percent and seven years needed to train doctors, Dalil said the problem is as much one of human capital as it is of bricks and mortar.
The Afghan province of Badakhshan has the highest maternal death rate ever recorded, with 6,500 women dying in childbirth out of every 100,000 births.
She said people knew that mortality was high, but the results showed that, nationally, Afghanistan's maternal mortality rate was among the world's highest, with Badakhshan province's rate outstripping any other mortality rate ever recorded.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2005/06.09/36-dalil.html   (868 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Talks aim to curb Afghan drug trade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The province, which borders China and Tajikistan, is a major cultivation area for opium poppies.
The fighting began on Thursday in the Argo district of northern Badakhshan province, 350km north of Kabul, it said.
Disarming private militias, along with cracking down on the illicit opium trade, is one of the priorities for President Karzai as he attempts to extend the authority of his government to the provinces which have been troubled by factional fighting and rights abuses by commanders.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/E5CA9DA1-FD5A-4DFD-9D20-32479EA6C991.htm   (776 words)

 Rocks & Minerals: Afghanite: Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The world's premier lapis lazuli occurrence is the Sar-e-Sang area of the Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan.
Badakhshan Province is situated in the extremely mountainous terrain of northeast Afghanistan.
The general Badakhshan lazulite region extends north into the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0GDX/is_3_79/ai_n6054889   (1249 words)

 Afghan Quake Leaves 150 Dead Or Missing
Mansour said the WFP was refuelling two helicopters in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif for a mission to confirm the scale of the damage to the quake-hit villages in Samangan.
"We have also received preliminary reports of damage in Samangan province and in Rostaq town in Takhar province," she said, adding she was not aware of any confirmed deaths in those areas.
The U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday the quake's epicentre was 45 miles (75 km) south-southwest of Faizabad, in Badakhshan province, and 150 miles (240 km) north-northeast of Kabul.
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 Fairfield County Weekly: I Am Muslim, Hear Me Roar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The pictures from Afghanistan, shot with disposable cameras by shy girls in a remote northeast province known as Badakhshan, are a tangible way for students, and visitors, to see candid images of the lives of ordinary Muslim families.
Not the fact that she had to eat and sleep separately from her translator, who was a man, that homes lacked electricity or that women walking the narrow streets were commonly wrapped in blue, head-to-toe-concealing burqas.
After all, Badakhshan was rural, as different from the capital city of Kabul as New York City is from central Utah.
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 Afghanistan Provinces
A 1990 estimate of the population of Daikondi was 127,661.
Badakhshan province contains the Wakhan (or Vakhan) Corridor, a narrow strip of land extending eastward to China.
Kahmard district was moved from Baghlan to Bamian; Jaghatu district moved from Ghazni to Vardak; Gizab, Kijran, and Shahristan districts moved from Oruzgan to Daikondi; Nesh district moved From Oruzgan to Kandahar; Azra district moved from Paktia to Lowgar; and Shamul district moved from Paktia to Khowst.
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 Wide Angle . Bitter Harvest . Interactive Map: From Poppy Fields to Western Markets | PBS
In 2001, Badakhshan province was the country's top opium poppy producer.
The ban on poppy cultivation introduced by President Hamid Karzai's government in January 2002 had little effect on this province where Kajaki district farmers were re-ploughing wheat fields in February to replant with the more financially lucrative opium poppy.
Nangarhar province was Afghanistan's second largest cultivator of opium poppy in 2000.
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 Relief aid announced for flood-hit Badakhshan
An amount of 10 million afghanis would be spent on the reconstruction of bridges, roads and dams destroyed by the recent floods, the minister promised, assuring the blocked roads would be cleared soon.
With regard to the rehabilitation of damaged infrastructural facilities in the province, the minister claimed NGOs and welfare organisations had pledged cooperation with the government in the rebuilding effort.
Accompanying the minister, Badakhshan Governor Munshi Abdul Majid said the floods had killed 43 people including children and women besides damaging hundreds of houses and farmlands.
www.kashar.net /complete.asp?id=1748   (222 words)

 Newsroom - Emergency Report
The security situation in the north remained calm although localized tensions continued in Chemtal district, Balkh province and Kohistanat in Sari Pul province, where UN missions were suspended.
Due to heavy snowfall, the road from Fayz Abad to Shighnan and Ragh districts in Badakhshan province was closed.
WFP is pre-positioning food in Vilankulos, Govuro and Machanga Districts in northern Inhambane and southern Sofala Provinces, and in Magoe and Mutarara Districts in Tete Province.
www.wfp.org /newsroom/emergency_reports_new/emergencyReport.asp?Item=554   (5965 words)

 Badakhshan on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The End of Taqiyya: Reaffirming the Religious Identity of Ismailis in Shughnan, Badakhshan - Political Implications for Afghanistan.
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 Women dying to give birth in Afghanistan
But Gulnama, whose youthful face is scarred by patches of frostbite from the bitter winter weather in her native Badakhshan province, says she is not worried.
According to UN data, Afghanistan has among the world's highest rates of maternal mortality, and remote, impoverished, Badakhshan has the highest rates ever recorded anywhere in the world, with one mother dying in every 15 births.
The province is spectacularly beautiful, with high mountains and deep valleys blanketed by green in spring and summer, red in autumn, and white in winter.
www.awakenedwoman.com /afghan_wm_dying.htm   (780 words)

 Farmers warn of return to poppy cultivation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
FAIZABAD, June 14 (SANA): Afghan farmers in the northeastern Badakhshan province have warned of resuming poppy cultivation if the government and international community failed to come up with alternative source of living for them.
But provincial security officials, arguing the compensation issue concerned the central government, resolved they would eradicate poppy crops come what may. Under no circumstances, they vowed, the growers would be allowed a return to poppy cultivation.
After a UN warning in 2004 that Afghanistan might become a narco-state producing 87 percent of the world's opium, the government announced 2005 would be observed as the year of poppy eradication.
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The worst affected area is the northeastern province of Badakhshan where officials said floods over the last two weeks had closed several roads and hampered the delivery of aid.
In the central province of Bamyan, efforts to reach 700 families surrounded by water in the villages of Dara-e-Shakari have been problematic.
Authorities in the southeastern province of Khost said on Thursday severe flooding caused by torrential rains had left five people dead and washed away scores of homes.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=47898   (653 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Afghanistan: Earthquake Information Bulletin No. 1
In neighbouring North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, which is recovering from the devastating 8 October earthquake, Pakistan Red Crescent/Federation relief teams operating in the border areas of Besham, Kohistan and the Allai Valley, have no reports of causalities or damage, as yet.
This is in stark contrast to the twin quakes of 1999 in Badakhshan province which were 6.1 and 6.9 respectively on the Richter scale.
The Afghanistan Red Crescent Society and Afghanistan country delegation are monitoring the situation and liaising with various government and UN agencies and the ICRC which is operational in Badakhshan province.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EGUA-6K2MFT?OpenDocument   (639 words)

 Biodiversity Conservation and Management Program in Pamir and Wakhan Area, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
The Afghan Pamir in the Wakhan Corridor, is located in the Wakhan district in the Northeastern Province of Badakhsahn, Afghanistan.
It is bordered by Tajikistan in the north, Sinkiang province of China in the east, and Gilgit and Chitral provinces of Pakistan in the south.
Those people living in the remote mountainous areas are solely dependent on the scarce resources which are threatened by many factors among them poverty, population explosion and lack of economic incentives.
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 Boston.com / News / World / Asia / Afghans move to stop warlord fighting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Officials have given varying accounts on how many died in the battle, which broke out Thursday between a local mayor and a police commander near Faizabad in Badakhshan province, some 190 miles northeast of Kabul.
Factional fighting has flared repeatedly across much of Afghanistan since the hardline Taliban regime was ousted in late 2001 by a U.S.-led coalition, complicating the task of rebuilding a nation shattered by two decades of war.
The province is one of four monitored by some 200 German peacekeepers, who recently set up a base in Kunduz in the first step by the NATO-led security force to expand outside Kabul.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2004/02/08/afghans_move_to_stop_warlord_fighting?mode=PF   (473 words)

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