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  Encyclopedia: Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Province is a name for a subnational entity that is a secondary level of government in most countries.
In Peru, provinces are a tertiary unit of government, as the country is divided into twenty-five regions, which are then subdivided into 194 provinces.
Provinces Subnational entity is a generic term for an administrative region within a country — on an arbitrary level below that of the sovereign state — typically with a local government encompassing multiple municipalities, counties, or provinces with a certain degree of autonomy in a varying number of matters.
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 ipedia.com: Badghis province Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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)

 Samangan province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Samangan is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Archeologists are desperate to work in this province as wars and the Taliban have destroyed many of these artifacts.
A series of earthquakes struck the province on March 3, 2002, causing the loss of thousands of lives and homes.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Samangan_province   (118 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   (16324 words)

 Guardian | MSF halts Afghan operations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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)

 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)

 Northwest Herald - Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The assault was the deadliest on foreign aid workers since the U.S.-led ouster of the Taliban regime in late 2001, and was bound to raise new security fears that already prevent agencies from operating in much of the south and east.
The group was ambushed in Khair Khana, a village in Badghis province 340 miles west of Kabul, provincial police chief Amir Shah Naibzada told The Associated Press.
Badghis province is far from where most of the 20,000 U.S. troops deployed in the hunt for Taliban and al-Qaida holdouts in the south and east of the country are operating.
www.nwherald.com /print/291682338615646.php   (344 words)

 Afghan News Network {Latest News about Afghanistan} First in Afghan News Worldwide!
In western Badghis province, reports indicated that early flooding in the Jauwand, Gardes and Murghab districts had forced some families to leave their houses in Panjab, Manoel de Almeida e Silva, a spokesman for United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said on Thursday in Kabul.
In the western province of Herat, a regional flood contingency plan has been endorsed by the combined disaster management team, chaired by the country's deputy minister of rural rehabilitation and development.
In some provinces, special task groups had been established while in others single disaster response committees were in place.
www.afghannews.net /index.php?action=show&type=news&id=2119   (622 words)

 War With IraqFighting in Afghanistan leaves at least 13 dead 03/27/03
About 400 gunmen attacked the checkpoint Tuesday in Tora Shaikh in the northwestern province of Badghis near the border with Turkmenistan, said Mohammad Karim Khadem, a brigade commander in the area.
A commander in neighboring Herat province, Ammanullah Khan, gave a different version of events and suggested the fighting was ethnically motivated.
Ammanullah Khan, a Pashtun, said forces loyal to Tajik warlord Ismail Khan, who also is governor of Herat province, began attacking the Pashtun village of Atashan in Badghis province on Tuesday.
www.news-star.com /stories/032703/war_30.html   (257 words)

 Oxfam Canada - Oxfam News - Crisis in Afghanistan -- Update on Relief Efforts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Travel to the northwest province of Badghis, where Oxfam was feeding thousands of families previous to September 11, is unsafe.
Armed banditry and local in-fighting have been reported in Badghis province, where some 300,000 people are dependent on WFP food and need 14,000 tons to see them through the winter.
Both provinces have been severely hit by drought and a failed harvest, and are now facing acute food shortages.
www.oxfam.ca /news/Afghanistan/December_4_update.htm   (2002 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Displaced by drought, Afghans now rush back to lush hills
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.
Over the past few years, the western provinces of Badghis and Ghor had been severely affected by drought, prompting tens of thousands of families like Mohammad's to walk for months to reach Herat or Kandahar cities in search of food.
Also unlikely is the chance of Badghis becoming a priority area among all the trouble-spots in the country.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/9e5886b3608614c5c1256d6d00461f0b   (863 words)

 UN News Centre - News Focus
In the remote province of Badghis, northeast of Herat, many displaced people are returning, with the easing of drought conditions this past year.
The provinces of Badghis and Ghor have been severely affected by drought over the past few years, prompting tens of thousands of farming families to move west and south in search of food.
There are some pockets of Pashtuns in Badghis, who are currently the main victims, but this is only a recent trend in the cycle of violence between ethnic and factional groups over the years.
www.un.org /apps/news/infocusnews.asp?NewsID=571&sID=1   (2533 words)

 World Vision » Life sustaining water when drought threatens
Badghis province suffered from catastrophic drought in the 1990's, resulting in an uncountable number of deaths.
There is no plumbing for most who live in Badghis, and what little water that could be found for human consumption was often unsafe to drink.
Today drought continues to threaten areas of Badghis, and many families move twice a year just so that they can be closer to a seasonal water source.
meero.worldvision.org /funding_ops_details.php?projectID=124   (391 words)

 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   (465 words)

 MSF Halts Afghan Operations
Voting registration sites in the province of Badghis, where the killings took place, have also been closed while the security situation is assessed.
The five MSF workers were yesterday identified as Helene de Beir from Belgium, 30; Willem Kwint, 40, from the Netherlands; Egil Tynaes, 63, from Norway; Fasil Ahmad, a translator, and Desmillah, a driver, both from Afghanistan.
The five had been 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.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/6-3-2004-55050.asp   (357 words)

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KABUL - Five foreign aid groups have suspended operations in a northwestern Afghan province after attackers threw a grenade at the office of an Italian aid agency.
The attack on the office of Alisei in Qalaye Naw, capital of Badghis province, caused no casualties, but comes after five aid workers were killed in Badghis last week.
A spokesman for the United Nations said its agencies were continuing to work in the province, which was until recently considered one of the safer parts of Afghanistan.
www.sabawoon.com /news/miniheadlines.asp?dismode=article&artid=17470   (382 words)

 Oxfam Canada - Oxfam News - Crisis in Afghanistan -- Update on Relief Efforts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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)

 Afghan Opposition Claims Capital of Badghis Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The spokesman named Mohammedullah Afzali told AIP by phone that their forces arrested the Taliban governor of Badghis and 40 of his followers after taking the city without a fight.
He said the opposition forces are now launching a major offensive on the city of Herat, center of the Herat province, which is expected to be taken by the opposition till Monday.
The Taliban spokesman rejected opposition's claim of capturing northern Afghan province of Fariab, saying the province is so far under the control of the Taliban forces.
english.peopledaily.com.cn /200111/11/print20011111_84336.html   (233 words)

 Newsroom - Emergency Report
In Kandahar province in the south, all the road missions are suspended except in surrounding districts of Dand, Daman, Zhare and Arghandab.
In the west, United Nations missions to Badghis province continue to be cleared on a case-by-case basis, as are missions to Bakwa district and road trips on the Shindand - Dilaram highway in Farah province.
In South Kivu province, a total of 99 tons of food was distributed to over 11,000 beneficiaries, the majority of whom were IDPs receiving general relief assistance.
www.wfp.org /newsroom/emergency_reports_new/emergencyReport.asp?Item=565   (8910 words)

 badghis_province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Malaria Outbreak in Afghanistan's Badghis Province Kabul/New York City October 30, 2002 – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirmed an outbreak of malaria in the sub-district...
She is working on a World Vision road project in Kucha, Ab-Kamari District, Badghis Province Gulma holds Saladdin, who suffers from malnutrition.
Badghis Province, Afghanistan, 2002 Maslakh Camp residents walk a long distance for wood...
badghis_province.networklive.org   (345 words)

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The project aimed to find those displaced people located in five major camp locations in the south who originated from the western provinces to determine whether they wished to remain in their displacement location, return to their area of origin or seek alternative settlement options.
The IDM programme first began working with camp populations from Badghis province, an area northwest of Herat where fighting between the Taliban and Northern Alliance forces in early 2002 was particularly acute, leading thousands of ethnic Pashtuns from the area to flee to the southern provinces.
UNHCR offices in Kabul, Herat and Kandahar believed that Pashtuns from Badghis who were not politically involved in the Taliban regime could return to their communities of origin in safety and dignity.
www.idpproject.org /Sites/idpSurvey.nsf/wViewCountries/6E2D42801ADEBA2CC1256E24003DAB56?OpenDocument   (810 words)

 Wide Angle. Bitter Harvest. Interactive Map | PBS
These relatively robust prices resulted from the province's proximity to three opium market areas on the Turkmenistan border where demand is high.
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.
www.pbs.org /wnet/wideangle/shows/centralasia/imap.html   (399 words)

 e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
But JEMB officials in the province rejected the allegations as baseless, saying they were ready to negotiate the issue with the aggrieved individuals to restart the counting process.
In the northern Badghis province, count was suspended after the officials and candidates continued wrangling over the presence of more than one observer on the scene.
Parliamentary candidate Habibzai, in Badghis province said: "The election office had told us that one observer of each candidate will be allowed to oversee the process but the denial by JEMB is violation of the law."
www.e-ariana.com /ariana/eariana.nsf/allDocs/A781FC20BD3C13A3872570850052B9E1?OpenDocument   (530 words)

 USATODAY.com - U.S. warplanes pound insurgents in Afghan cave complex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Meanwhile, Taliban militants killed two policemen south of the capital and threw a grenade at a relief group in the northwest, officials said, fresh signs that violence is spreading ahead of crucial national elections.
The soldier was killed and two others wounded by a bomb during a patrol in the violent southern province of Urzugan, the U.S. military said.
In northwestern Badghis province, a grenade was tossed over the wall of the compound housing the Italian relief group Alisei in the provincial capital, Qalay-e Naw.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-06-07-afghan_x.htm   (667 words)

 News Archives
A representative of the refugees from Badghis Province told a reporter of Bakhtar Information Agency that the refugees, who have returned home from abroad, were housed in these camps during the current year.
The responsible officials of the related organization argue that the refugees of all these three camps should be housed in one camp in order for a new survey to be conducted.
According to the Department of Refugee of Herat Province, approximately 525,400 refugees have been repatriated to Afghanistan from Iran since the beginning of 1381 [began 21 March 03] until now.
www.usaforunhcr.org /archives.cfm?ID=883&cat=Archives   (323 words)

 HARIAN UMUM SUARA MERDEKA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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)

 USATODAY.com - Major relief agency suspends Afghan work after killing of 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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.
MSF employs 80 expatriates and 1,400 local people in twelve Afghan provinces, and the suspension reflected an immediate increase in fear that an insurgency that has already severely limited operations by relief agencies in the south and east of the country could be spreading.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-06-03-msf-afghanistan_x.htm   (897 words)

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