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  the Ghor - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ghor, the Arabic Al Ghawr, region of the Jordan Valley, c.70 mi (110 km) long, between the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias) and the Dead Sea, on the border of Jordan and Israel and the West Bank.
Although the Ghor's flat terraces are fertile, agricultural development is impeded by aridity.
In the southern part of the Ghor, oasis farming is practiced; in the nonirrigated parts, sheep and goat herding predominates.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-ghor.html   (312 words)

 Ghor Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ghor or Ghowr (Pashto: د غور ولايت Persian: غور) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Ghor, which was part of Persia for many centuries in the past history, was one of the regions which participated in the Persian Cultural Revival after the Arab invasion of Persia.
Ghor was also the centre of the Ghurid dynasty in the 12th and 13th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ghowr_province   (335 words)

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Fieldwork revealed that itinerant harvesters from Helmand province generally cultivated opium in their own districts of residence and travelled between the different climatic zones within the province, taking advantage of the staggered nature of the opium poppy harvest to maximise on and on-farm and off-farm income opportunities.
Amongst the respondents from Ghor province, landownership was found to be high, with the majority reporting that after completing the opium poppy harvest in Helmand, they would return to their own land to harvest their rainfed wheat.
However, the Study found that respondents from Ghor not only worked in Helmand during the opium poppy harvest but during the poppy weeding season as well, supporting the view that off-farm and non-farm income opportunities in Ghor province are limited and seasonal migration is an important source of livelihood for many of the province?s inhabitants.
www.unodc.org /pakistan/report_1999-06-30_1_page002.html?print=yes   (2464 words)

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Ghor police chief Mohammad Zaman told Reuters that his forces are concentrated in the northern parts of the city and are planning to recapture the lost territory.
The crisis in Ghor marks the third incident in recent months in which a Kabul-appointed governor has been ousted by a local warlord and thus far none of these governors have been restored to their positions.
The tensions in Ghor are apparently related to the refusal by Abdul Salam to disarm his militia under the DDR program unless he was offered a government post.
www.azadiradio.org /en/weeklyreport/2004/06/23.asp   (2700 words)

 Ghor - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ghor Ghowr, or Ghur, mountainous region and province (1979 est.
The powerful Muslim Ghorid dynasty was established in the former city of Ghor in the 12th cent.
Mongols under Jenghiz Khan took Ghor in 1221, after which the Karts (Mongol clients) ruled (c.1245-1379).
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-ghorafg.html   (209 words)

 Freezing, starving and dying / Remote Afghan villagers say at least 1,000 children have been killed in devastating ...
While most of the western province of Ghor in the Hindu Kush mountains has remained inaccessible after blizzards and temperatures as low as minus 22 Fahrenheit cut all road access a month ago, three aid workers from Catholic Relief Service recently reached the interior on horseback.
Ghor is one of the least developed regions of Afghanistan, despite the billions of dollars that have been poured into the country since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
Aid workers blame the death toll in Ghor on a complete lack of preparation after many mild winters, combined with the toll on the immune systems of people of the province caused by drought, chronic poverty and the lack of medical facilities.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/03/03/MNG3LBJL4C1.DTL   (984 words)

 Chaghcharan provincial hospital, Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Doctor Ghulam Rasul Shahab is pediatrician in the Ghor provincial hospital at the moment.
During 2 years he was the head EMOC progam in Ghor province.
During 6 mounth he was the representative of UNCEF in Ghor Province.
www.freewebs.com /hospchg/phisicians.htm   (268 words)

 People in Afghanistan's Ghor province reduced to eating fodder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ghor is one of those Afghan provinces which are worst affected by the unprecedented drought raging for last several years.
Afghan sources told IRNA here that a large number of people in that province are facing diseases affiliated with malnutrition and many of them have migrated to Herat and other provinces in a bid to escape starvation.
Over 10 million people in Afghanistan's Ghor, Samangan, Bamyan, Balkh, Jawzjan, Badghis, Faryab, Parwan, Paktya and Ghazni provinces have badly been affected by the drought, not seen in the country during the past 30 years.
www.rawa.org /fodder.htm   (223 words)

 RAWA.org: Bitter winter kills more than a thousand children in Ghor province
IN A remote province of Afghanistan that has been cut off by the country's worst winter for 15 years, The Daily Telegraph has found evidence suggesting the deaths of more than a thousand children in the last three weeks.
Ghor remains all but unaffected by the billions of dollars of foreign aid poured into Afghanistan since 2001, locked in a near medieval state of development.
On average Ghor's inhabitants are living on half to three quarters of their daily calorie requirement.
www.rawa.org /cold-die.htm   (776 words)

 DefendAmerica News - U.S., NATO Troops View Potential Site
Alam also said the province has about 20 medical clinics and one hospital for the province’s nine districts, but few of them have any infrastructure because the people have little or no equipment with which to build.
Zenkevicius told the governor that he is from a territory about two times larger than Ghor Province and the one thing they have in common is that Lithuania became a free nation about 15 years ago.
Another subject that concerned the delegation was the winter conditions in Ghor Province.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/mar2005/a032505dw2.html   (1006 words)

 Taliban claim recapturing Ghor province -DAWN - National; October 22, 2001
KABUL, Oct 21: The Taliban on Sunday claimed to have regained control of the central Afghan province of Ghor from the opposition Northern Alliance.
However, the opposition immediately denied the claim, saying its forces still held Ghor’s capital, Chaghcharan, and most of the rest of the province.
Ghor is not a vital province in the battle for control of Afghanistan but it was the only major area the opposition had taken from the Taliban since the US launched its assault on the regime on October 7.
www.dawn.com /2001/10/22/nat3.htm   (231 words)

 Bomb blast in Afghan capital kills two, wounds four
On Sunday two US military engineers were wounded in the eastern province of Khost when the vehicle they were riding in was hit by a roadside bomb, another coalition statement said.
Meanwhile Afghan police arrested a man suspected to be involved in the killing of a local pharmacist and his driver on Monday in Ghor province, Stanizai said.
The suspect, Mullah Ahmad Shah, was arrested during an Afghan police raid in his house in western province of Ghor on Tuesday, he said, adding that the police found one AK-47 rifle, a military uniform and some ammunition from his possession.
news.monstersandcritics.com /southasia/printer_1183814.php   (445 words)

 Two US soldiers injured in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The remaining injured were Afghan soldiers who were part of local disarmament program in Ghor province and were travelling in a convoy 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of the provincial capital Chaghcharan when they were surrounded by armed assailants around 4:00 pm (1130 GMT), officials said.
Ghor province has been the scene of frequent factional fighting between the Afghan army and local militias who are resisting a nationwide disarmament drive.
The United Nations pulled staff out of Ghor on July 15 after its election office was vandalised by an angry mob following a skirmish between the army and local militia commanders.
www.spacewar.com /2004/040729175706.haw6r5j2.html   (220 words)

 InterAction.org | Media
Ghor Province, Afghanistan — Catholic Relief Services (CRS) teams are leading efforts to provide food, heaters and medicines to thousands in western Afghanistan, where severe cold and snow up to nine feet deep have cut off communities from food and medical care and triggered severe hunger, illness and death in the region.
The province, the center of which is located some 186 miles east of Herat City, already faced food shortages from a drought earlier in the year.
An estimated 80 percent of the province remains impassable, raising fears that deaths could be much higher than the numbers confirmed.
www.interaction.org /newswire/detail.php?id=3742   (514 words)

 Access to Labour: The Role of Opium in the Livelihood Strategies
The number of provinces from which respondents came from and the resettlement of different tribes in the canal area of lower Helmand during the 1960's and 1970's probably explains the diversity of Pashtoon tribes represented amongst those interviewed.
The Group from Ghor: A 36 year old man from Sharaq district, Ghor province was interviewed whilst harvesting opium poppy in Marja district in Helmand Province.
For instance, one respondent from Ghor indicated that sixteen family members were dependent on one fifth of one hectare for their direct entitlement.
www.unodc.org /pakistan/report_1999-06-30_1_page004.html   (1665 words)

 Afghanistan: National Army Delays Deployment To Ghor Province - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ghor Province is in a remote, mountainous part of central Afghanistan.
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul is welcoming Afghan Transitional Administration Chairman Hamid Karzai's decision to send the delegates and to deploy the Afghan National Army to Ghor Province in order to reassert the authority of the central government and disarm renegade militia fighters.
Ghor is the third province since March in which troops from the fledgling national army have been deployed to calm crises after militia factions resisted attempts by the central government to disarm and demobilize -- a program seen as essential to creating conditions for free and fair elections.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2004/6/167F2480-22EE-427B-896E-4E428C2B27D8.html   (917 words)

 President of the Republic of Lithuania - Presidents of Lithuania and Afghanistan discuss Lithuania’s contribution in ...
Presidents of Lithuania and Afghanistan discussed the contribution of our country in the process of reconstructing Ghor Province and development progress of the Afghanistan’s state.
Adamkus for Lithuania’s contribution to reconstruction of Ghor Province and noted that support of our country was big help to the region.
The tasks of this team include strengthening the influence of the Afghanistan central government in the province, helping local security structures to create secure environment and stability, creating suitable conditions for the province and the state to restore activities of different state and non-governmental organizations.
www.president.lt /en/news.full/7071   (319 words)

 Afghan rebel takes over province - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The upheaval in the central province of Ghor presents a fresh crisis for President Hamid Karzai and his efforts to impose his authority on the provinces by disarming regional militias seen as a threat to September elections.
Ghor police chief General Zaman said Commander Abdul Salaam Khan's forces captured most of the provincial capital of Chaghcharan overnight.
Ghor Governor Ibrahim Malikzada said on Thursday that he had taken refuge in Herat, the main city to the west of his remote and rugged province.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/jun192004/f1.asp   (468 words)

 Renegade Afghan overruns remote provincial capital - World - www.smh.com.au
General Zaman, police chief of the province of Ghor, said Commander Abdul Salaam Khan's forces captured most of Chaghcharan overnight.
Ghor's governor, Abrahim Malikzada, said on Thursday he had taken refuge in Herat, the main city to the west of the remote and rugged Ghor province.
The fighting is a fresh crisis for President Hamid Karzai and his efforts to impose his authority in the provinces and disarm regional militias seen as a threat to elections due to be held in September.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/06/18/1087245109876.html?from=storyrhs   (403 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A British medical relief charity said there had been a significant decline in the refugees health in recent weeks and that what was needed most was food and that many people in camps had not eaten for days while others were eating grass, BBC reports.
Ghor province has been particularly affected by the three-year drought, the worst to hit Afghanistan - which has already been devastated by 20 years of war - for 30 years.
Ghor province, which has an estimated population of 500,000 people, is inhabited almost totally by Tadjikans.
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2001-04/06/article14.shtml   (937 words)

 Up to 1,000 children feared dead in Afghan cold snap: aid group
Cold, disease and malnutrition were the biggest killers and relief groups said they could not reach snowed-off areas to help after the poverty-stricken province of Ghor was hit by the harshest winter in a decade.
Because the roads have been blocked and daily efforts to clear routes are wiped away by heavy nightly snowfalls, food and other humanitarian aid is stranded with UN agencies in western Afghanistan's largest city of Herat.
Ghor is one of the most isolated and impoverished parts of Afghanistan, and even in the summer the journey by road from Herat to Chaghcharan can take up to 15 hours.
www.terradaily.com /2005/050218125156.8t4d42yh.html   (747 words)

 Afghan national army dispatched to control factional fighting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Afghan government is to send up to 700 troops from the new Afghan National Army to the northwest province of Ghor to quell factional unrest after hundreds of troops loyal to regional commanders overran Ghor's capital last week and forced the Kabul-appointed governor to flee.
The National Security Council said in a statement the 600 to 700 troops dispatched to Ghor would also assist with the local implementation of a countrywide program to disarm tens of thousands of militiamen.
Governor Ibrahim Malikzada had briefed the government in Kabul on the situation and was now returning to Ghor, it added.
www.spacewar.com /2004/040621080538.lzye4h89.html   (231 words)

 Afghanaid - Campaigns - Ghor Appeal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Even within the Afghan context (the third poorest country in the world) Ghor is one of the most deprived and isolated provinces.
Health and educational services are few and far between whilst child and maternal mortality rates in Ghor are among the highest in the world.
Ghor is a vast province bordering Helmand — the largest poppy growing area with serious security problems.
www.afghanaid.org.uk /campaigns/ghor_appeal.phtml   (740 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | US movie actor is 'Afghan prince'
As a result of a treaty Harlan signed, his heirs are granted the title Prince of Ghor in perpetuity.
He discovered he was the prince of the western province of Ghor when his younger brother - who is named Harlan - emailed him after reading reviews of Macintyre's book.
It was during this expedition that Harlan stuck his deal with the Hazaras, and in particular - Refee Beg, the Prince of Ghor at that time.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/3750931.stm   (676 words)

 Planet Ark : Aid Group Fears Over 1,000 Afghan Child Deaths
Survey teams sent to 16 villages in a single district of Ghor province this week recorded an average of five deaths of children under five in each, most in the past two weeks, said Paul Hicks, director for Catholic Relief Services in western Afghanistan.
Ikramuddin, the deputy governor of Ghor province, said the government in the provincial capital of Chaghcharan had so far confirmed 136 deaths, mostly of children, in four districts -- Shahrak, Tulak, Sargar and Tuera.
Hicks said Ghor had been particularly badly hit by the drought and the winter conditions were the worst officials could remember for many years.
www.planetark.com /dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/29631/story.htm   (611 words)

 In one Afghan district, worst winter since Soviet times kills scores
Along with the US Black Hawks helicopters, it is the first contact with the outside world that the people of cut-off Saghar district, in western Afghanistan's dirt-poor Ghor province, have had for weeks.
It was the 62-year-old who alerted the authorities to the plight of the area, being one of only a couple of officials in the mountain district of some 40,000 people with a satellite phone.
Ghor authorities claim that only 192 people in the province have died, but have little way of confirming deaths in the most inaccessible parts of the rugged region.
www.terradaily.com /2005/050225145622.z0e71b58.html   (768 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Coalition Delivers Aid to Ghor Province
Local villagers carry supplies back to their homes in the Tulak District they were delivered Feb. 24 by coalition planes.
The coalition in conjunction with the Government of Afghanistan, world aid agencies and non-governmental organizations air dropped almost 50,000 pounds of legumes, wheat and biscuits via C-130 Hercules aircraft to the Tulak and Saghar district centers in the Ghor Province Feb. 24 and 25 to combat the affects of the harsh winter.
HERAT, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2005 — The coalition in conjunction with the Government of Afghanistan, world aid agencies and non-governmental organizations delivered nearly 22,700 kilograms of legumes, wheat and biscuits to the Tulak and Saghar district centers in the Ghor Province Feb. 24 and 25 to combat the affects of the harsh winter.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/feb2005/a022805wm1.html   (427 words)

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