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In the News (Tue 23 Jul 19)

  
  Many Civilians Among 64 Killed in Afghan Fighting
Badghis is one of Afghanistan's most remote and poorest regions.
Pashtuns are in the minority in the north and have suffered various abuses at the hands of local commanders seeking revenge against the mainly Pashtun Taliban regime.
Singh called the violations a serious threat to peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, which the government of Hamid Karzai is struggling to unify after 23 years of foreign interference and civil war.
www.truthout.org /docs_03/printer_042903E.shtml   (1163 words)

  
 Afghan News Network - Printer Friendly Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The governor of Badghis, Mohammad Nasim Tokhi, had said earlier that at least 13 people, including children, had drowned while nearly 100 more were missing.
Badghis has been especially hard-hit by a lack of rain with reports that hundreds of families had left their land.
In the south of the country meanwhile the bodies of two Afghans who drowned in the province of Zabul on Thursday were recovered Friday, provincial police said.
www.afghannews.net /printer.php?action=show&type=news&id=1471   (440 words)

  
 NEWS - INTERNATIONAL - Comcast.net
Relief teams and supplies traveling by donkey and horse trickled into mountainous Badghis province, while trucks carrying some 32 tons of aid were blocked by muddy, impassable roads, said Habibullah Murghabi, the head of a government-appointed emergency disaster committee.
Badghis governor Mohammad Nasim Tukhi said that the floods left 47 dead in Balamurghab and eight in Ghormach, including several children.
Murghabi said eight bodies were found in Balamurghab and six near the Turkmenistan border, but it was not clear if those dead were included in figures from the provincial governor.
www.comcast.net /news/international/index.jsp?cat=INTERNATIONAL&fn=/2006/11/19/524179.html   (263 words)

  
 UNHCR - Refugees Magazine Issue 108 (Afghanistan : the unending crisis) - Dark side of the moon
If anything of significance does happen in the northwestern Afghan province of Badghis, it may take days, weeks or even months for word to filter to the outside world.
The civil war which has engulfed much of the rest of the country swept across Badghis in the second half of last year.
Afghanistan's harsh winter was closing in, threatening the lives of the displaced still in Badghis.
www.unhcr.org /publ/PUBL/3b6811254.html   (618 words)

  
 Badghis Province information - Search.com
Badghis (Persian: بادخیز) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
It is located on the northwest of Afghanistan, between the Murghab and Hari Rud rivers, extending as far northward as the edge of the desert of Sarakhs.
Badghis is home to what some say the first Persian poet, Hanzala Badghisi.
www.search.com /reference/Badghis_Province   (216 words)

  
 News Archive - Afghanistan
In Pada, a small village near Qual-I-Now, the capital of Badghis province in north-western Afghanistan, World Vision is building a health clinic as part of a comprehensive and ongoing effort to restore the lives and livelihoods of families and communities in Afghanistan.
Badghis Province, where most of World Vision Afghanistan’s programs are located, is one of the poorest in the country.
Badghis province, located in Afghanistan’s western region about 100 miles from Iran, is one of the hungriest in the country.
www.wvi.org /wvi/archives/asia/afghanistan.htm   (15683 words)

  
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 Badghis airport runway rebuilt « Development News from Afghanistan
HERAT CITY, Jan 04 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Reconstruction of runway of the Qala-e-Naw airport in the western province of Badghis has been completed at the cost of $1.2 million by the Spanish Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT).
Sayed Zia Wasiqi, spokesman for the Badghis governor, said that the Afghan Ariana Airline’s planes should have to land at the runway earlier, but bad weather has impeded that till now.
Badghis deputy governor said the airport was made in 1968 for the first time which could be used for small plane it was expanded later to be used for all kinds of flights.
afghandevnews.wordpress.com /2007/01/06/badghis-airport-runway-rebuilt   (268 words)

  
 Oxfam Field Report: The Afghan People in Crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
He sits in his beige cardigan and murmurs that hundreds of people are still trying to leave Badghis for the gigantic camp of Maslakh in Herat.
People have poured out of Badghis because of hunger and it is estimated that over 60% of the people in the camp are from this province.
Badghis used to be famous for pistachios but now the land lies brown with thirst.
www.oxfamamerica.org /newsandpublications/news_updates/archive2002/art2124.html/print.html   (1867 words)

  
 IOM Press Briefing Notes - 26 April 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The IOM operation to move thousands of displaced people from the Herat IDP camps, as well as returning refugees from Iran to Badghis, was suspended on Tuesday and Wednesday, due to bad weather and poor road conditions.
Two IOM trucks carrying returnees from Maslakh camp in Herat to their villages in Badghis capsized while fording the river on Monday, but none was injured.
The Governor of Badghis is coordinating aid to the area and IOM, together with partner agencies including ICRC, WFP, UNHCR, World Vision and Alessi, is working closely with his office.
www.iom.int /en/archive/PBN260402.shtml   (1061 words)

  
 Xinhua - English
Meanwhile, Badghis governor Nasim Tokhi told Xinhua that thousands of houses were destroyed or damaged in Balamurghab district, and he called for the international community to provide assistance.
Ghormach district in Badghis and Shindan district in the neighboring Herat province were also affected by flood, said Fatimi.
Stacie Shafran, a spokeswoman of NATO forces, said the troops are aware of the severe flood disaster in Badghis, and have talked with the governor and other provincial officials over the situation.
news.xinhuanet.com /english/2006-11/17/content_5345391.htm   (355 words)

  
 In Brief
WFP is particularly concerned about the 260,000 people living in certain districts in the provinces of Badghis and Ghor, where rampant insecurity coupled with the impending specter of winter makes already bad conditions much worse.
People in Badghis and Ghor, already among the most vulnerable Afghanistan, could be blocked by snow for the winter months.
Over 50 percent of Ghor's and Badghis' population live in mountainous areas, where they rely on rainfed cultivation of wheat to survive.
www.wfp.org /newsroom/in_brief/afghanistan08_11.html   (691 words)

  
 Oxfam Canada - Oxfam News - Crisis in Afghanistan -- Update on Relief Efforts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
He sits in his beige cardigan and murmurs that hundreds of people are still trying to leave Badghis for the gigantic camp of Maslakh in Herat.
People have poured out of Badghis because of hunger and it is estimated that over 60% of the people in the camp are from this province.
Badghis used to be famous for pistachios but now the land lies brown with thirst.
www.oxfam.ca /news/Afghanistan/diary.htm   (1951 words)

  
 Guardian | MSF halts Afghan operations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Voting-registration sites in the province of Badghis, where the killings took place, have been closed while the security situation is assessed.
The five were travelling in a vehicle with MSF's distinctive markings between Khairkhana and Qala-i-Naw in the Badghis province when their vehicle was attacked by a grenade and gunfire.
The aid organisation has worked in the Badghis province since 1999 and the area was not considered a security problem.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4939290-108920,00.html   (240 words)

  
 RETURN TO AFGHANISTAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
QALA-I-NAW, Afghanistan (UNHCR) – In the remote province of Badghis, western Afghanistan, tens of thousands of displaced people are returning to their homes amid what seems to be the end of a long and devastating drought that had forced them to leave in the last few years.
With much rainfall and snow during 2002 and 2003, the rolling hills in Badghis are full of endless wheat fields and livestock this year.
Also unlikely is the chance of Badghis becoming a priority area among all the trouble-spots in the country.
www.unhcr.ch /cgi-bin/texis/vtx/afghan?page=news&id=3f1fa9bd4   (842 words)

  
 Situation Reports: Afghanistan: Floods - Nov 2006, Afghanistan: Floods in the North and West; Information Bulletin No. ...
In Purchaman district, located 300km east of Farah City, 300 hectares of agricultural land was destroyed and 200km of road was affected, cutting the district from neighbouring cities and districts.
According to the ARCS Badghis branch report, 100-150 people were swept away by the floods.
Badghis province has difficult terrain, thus movement by road is near-impossible.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/LSGZ-6VQHFW?OpenDocument   (1365 words)

  
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 World Vision » Jobs and a small revolution for Afghan women
World Vision brought the message, which was nothing short of revolutionary in rural Afghanistan, where most women must ask their husbands or fathers for permission just to leave their homes, and are almost never seen in public without a male family member.
The Women’s Association of Badghis Province, which is back in business after being shut down during six years of Taliban rule, has contracted with World Vision to find willing women workers.
Badghis is one of the poorest provinces in western Afghanistan.
meero.worldvision.org /news_article.php?newsID=82   (865 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Badghis province Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Badghis province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Badghis province ("home of the winds") is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
It is located on the northwest of Afghanistan, between the Murghab and Han Rud rivers, extending as far northward as the edge of the desert of Sarakhs.
www.ipedia.com /badghis_province.html   (111 words)

  
 MSF Hong Kong - Latest News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The prime suspect was a local policeman in Badghis province.
The prime suspect was a local policeman but efforts to inquire into the case were hampered by family ties: the policeman - who is now back in his position - is the nephew of the head of the district, who in turn, is the brother of the province's governor.
During the meeting, the President of Afghanistan told the parents that the attack on the MSF aid workers was neither political nor religious, but was a purely criminal act.
www.msf.org.hk /news/news_detail.php?id=248   (363 words)

  
 Robert Lindsay: Afghanistan Wrapup
Badghis is fairly stable and the population of this arid province bordering Iran is heavily Aimak.
Badghis has been experiencing some serious drought problems recently and much of its population is being fed by international relief organizations.
In 2003, there was heavy fighting between the forces of the local governor in Badghis and his allies in Ismail Khan's militia in Herat, who were persecuting remaining Pashtuns in Badghis.
robertlindsay.blogspot.com /2006/04/afghanistan-wrapup.html   (4090 words)

  
 Afgha.com - Afghan Forces Search for Taliban Fighters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The fighters' names and native villages were discovered on lists found in the pockets of five senior Taliban commanders captured during fighting in Badghis province last week, said Abdul Wahed Tawaqli, spokesman for the governor of neighboring Herat province.
Those captured included Mullah Badar, a former governor of Badghis under the Taliban, whose government was ousted by U.S. forces and Afghan opposition groups in 2001.
The latest troubles in Badghis began April 1 when up to 500 suspected Taliban fighters launched attacks on Akazia and Sipia villages, about 50 miles east of the provincial capital, Qalai-e-Naw.
www.afgha.com /?af=article&sid=32008   (350 words)

  
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Badghis airport runway rebuiltHERAT CITY, Jan 04 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Reconstruction of runway of the Qala-e-Naw airport in the western province of Badghis has been completed at the cost of $1.2 million by the Spanish Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT).
Badghis is also one of the carpet-making capitals of the country.
The province was one of the last captured by the Taliban in their military offensive previous to the American invasion in 2001.
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 Scotsman.com News - International - Five aid workers killed in attack on car in Afghanistan
FIVE aid workers, including three foreigners, were killed yesterday when gunmen opened fire on their car in the north-west Afghan province of Badghis, the worst attack on the aid community since the fall of the Taleban.
Amir Shah Nayebzada, the Badghis police chief, said he suspected remnants of the ousted militant Islamic regime were behind the killing, although Taleban insurgency has been mainly concentrated in the south and east of the country.
The Badghis governor, Azizullah Afzali, said the five employees of the medical aid group Médecins Sans Frontières were leaving their office in a vehicle near the provincial capital of Qalaye Naw when unidentified gunmen opened fire.
news.scotsman.com /international.cfm?id=630242004   (430 words)

  
 HARIAN UMUM SUARA MERDEKA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Kabul (Agence France-Presse): Afghan forces killed 150 suspected Taliban fighters in northwest Afghanistan in an operation late March and captured the ousted hardline militia's former governor of Badghis province, an official revealed on Sunday.
Among these five are Mullah Badaar, who was the Badghis province governor in Taliban times, and Mullah Jumah.
Tawakoli said the Taliban attack was part of a coordinated spring offensive by remnants of the ousted militia.
www.suaramerdeka.com /harian/0304/08/eng4.htm   (506 words)

  
 Robert Lindsay: May 2005
There were also deadly riots in Badghis Province in the far west of Afghanistan on the Iranian border.
It is true that a few Taliban came from Badghis, but it's a good guess that the Taliban were not very popular there.
Badghis was the scene of heavy fighting in 1997, one year after the Taliban takeover, between Rashid Dostum's Uzbek militia and the Taliban.
robertlindsay.blogspot.com /2005_05_01_robertlindsay_archive.html   (14901 words)

  
 Food Has Now Run Out for Many Afghan People - UN Security Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In the north and north-west, in parts of the four provinces of Badghis, Faryab, Ghor, and Balkh, 400,000 people are already suffering acute food shortages.
Around 350,000 people in Badghis, Ghor, and Faryab are located in areas soon to be largely cut off by the onset of snows during November.
In Ghor, Badghis and the mountainous parts of Herat and Farah, we will be doing everything possible to support partners to keep roads open during the winter.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/afghan/2001/1101oxfam.htm   (1153 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Major relief agency suspends Afghan work after killing of 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The assault on the Medecins Sans Frontieres operation in northern Afghanistan's Badghis province was the deadliest on foreign aid workers since the radical Islamic militia was ousted in late 2001 and cast new doubt on the country's readiness for national elections slated for September.
The foreign aid workers — a Norwegian doctor, a Dutch logistician and the Belgian project coordinator — and their Afghan driver and translator were killed when attackers on a motorcycle shredded a four-wheel-drive Toyota painted with the organization's red logo with assault rifles and grenades.
Police investigating the incident said a farmer saw gunmen ambush the group Wednesday afternoon in a desert area near Khair Khana, a village 550 kilometers (340 miles) west of Kabul.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-06-03-msf-afghanistan_x.htm   (900 words)

  
 Drought Turns Farmers of Northern Afghanistan Into Refugees
On June 29, a first group consisting of 200 families from the northwestern province of Badghis arrived in the north-central Samangan region, more than 200 kilometers (120 miles) away, in what is expected to be a larger flow.
The families from Badghis have lost their livestock and crops because of the drought, and have come to Samangan in hope of finding drinking water for the animals they still have.
A Badghis farmer holds a bunch of wheat wrung from the arid land.
www.ens-newswire.com /ens/jul2006/2006-07-20-02.asp   (1253 words)

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