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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz province, has suffered several years of drought as water levels have sunk in the Helmand river which flows through Nimroz, and wells have dried up.
About three hours' drive from Zaranj, the city of Ghor Ghori is nearly a ghost town, with half its population having trickled away over the past year and a half.
Zaranj's remaining population have to buy water brought in by tankers from Iran, if they can afford it.
www.iwpr.net /archive/arr/arr_200311_81_5_eng.txt   (903 words)

 Print Message   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Zaranj city is in the far southwest, in Nimruz province, on the Iranian border, south of Kandahar, on the same side of the Helmand river.
Barahui was speaking at a command post in Afghanistan a few miles away from the Mil-e 46 camp, which houses Afghan refugees and lies close to the Iranian border.
The camp, south of Zaranj, capital of Nimruz province, is the southernmost outpost controlled by the Northern Alliance.
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 RCUWM,Tehran, Projects --> Afaghanistan --> Zaranj
Zaranj city is located in Nimrouz province, neighbouring Iran.
At present the population of Zaranj is 65,000.
Zaranj project was implemented with the financial contribution of I.R. Iran and the supervision of RCUWM-Tehran.
www.rcuwm.org.ir /?i=BToDNABnXWtRbV1p   (81 words)

 The War On Terrorism - Special Report - canada.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Zaranj is only seven kilometres from Iran, but until recently, it took more than an hour to get a car from the Iranian border to the city limits due to the harsh desert terrain.
Eslami said strife-stricken Zaranj was used as a major smuggling post for locally produced opium, which was transported over the Iranian border to Europe and North America.
Campbell envisions Zaranj as a "half-way house" for Afghan refugees living in Iran or along its border.
www.canada.com /national/features/attack/story.html?id=3FD8E5C3-596D-44E6-98CC-67E42ABE0687   (790 words)

Interviews in Zaranj with Afghans expelled Ò and sometimes beaten Ò by Iranian authorities suggest that Tehran is treating the new US presence as a threat to its national integrity.
Afghan officials in Zaranj, who have welcomed the new US forces, say they arrest and expel one or two Iranian spies a day.
One official in Zaranj described a US military operation in which some 10 US soldiers were accompanied by 40 Afghans in a raid on the border town of Rebate Jali, which is about 120 miles south and which straddles Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
www.talkinaboutinvolution.org /showArticle.php?id=184   (1321 words)

 Zaranj - TheBestLinks.com - Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, TheBestLinks.com:Find or fix a stub, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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The city Zaranji is the capital of the Afghan province of Nimruz located in the southwest of the country close to the Iranian border.
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 WHO AFGHANISTAN PRESS RELEASE NO.25   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
October 1998 the water supply project of Zaranj was formally inaugurated, announcing the completion of the rehabilitation work of the Zaranj Water Supply Network and construction of the Pumping Station in Zaranj, the capital city of Nimroz Province of Afghanistan.
An estimated 40% of the morbidity and mortality of Afghan children under age five years is due to diarrheal diseases, which are mostly caused by the combination of poor hygiene and unsafe drinking water.
The total cost of the Zaranj water supply project was US$ 105,500 where WHO contributed 62%, UNHCR contribution was 28% and WFP input was 9% (in kind, 27.70 M.T. of wheat and transportation charges).
www.emro.who.int /emrinfo/countrynews/Afg/PressRelease25.htm   (178 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » IDP Situation in Nimruz Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Working together, NGOs working in the Zaranj area coordinated a relief effort with water and plastic sheeting for shelter being supplied by MSF while Samaritan's Purse (SP) was asked to distribute food rations, some of which was supplied by MDM Greece.
Although the distributions are going well, more IDP's continue to arrive in Zaranj creating problems since the people are not settling in an official camp and are scattered on the eastern border of the city.
Preliminary questioning of the IDP population in the Zaranj area, indicate that many still have no wish to leave the area.
www.reliefweb.int /w/rwb.nsf/6686f45896f15dbc852567ae00530132/68662629de2dc124c1256b82005c850f?OpenDocument   (566 words)

 Environment News Service ENS Latest Environmental Information Education Current Issues RSS
ZARANJ, Afghanistan, November 13, 2003 (ENS) - Drought has dried up the border town of Zaranj in southwest Afghanistan, to the point where the people who remain are dependent on costly water from Iran to survive.
Figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that Zaranj's population plummeted from 100,000 in 1997 to just 60,000 last year.
Zaranj's remaining population has to buy water brought in by tankers from Iran, if they can afford it.
ens-newswire.com /ens/nov2003/2003-11-13-02.asp   (969 words)

 IranReporter - Story Page
An important staging-post was, and still is, Zaranj -- border town and capital of Nimruz province, a sparsely populated expanse of desert in the southwest corner of Afghanistan controlled by Baluchi tribesmen.
An old soldier, graduate from Kabul’s military academy and veteran of the war against occupying Soviet forces, Gen Barahui could prove to be a valuable ally in the US-led campaign against remnants of the Taliban regime and Al-Qaeda fighters of Osama bin Laden, as well as the war against drugs.
The town of Zaranj was wired into Iran’s electricity grid, while further north, Ismail Khan, the Afghan warlord in control of Herat, discovered stores of Iranian fuel on capturing Shindand airbase from the Taliban.
www.iranreporter.com /story.asp?id=306   (1455 words)

The 280-km road from Delaram on the Kandahar-Herat highway to Zaranj on the Afghanistan-Iran border will bring the landlocked country 1,000 km closer to the sea and more than double its capacity to transport reconstruction material.
Iran too has constructed a vital bridge on a river marking the frontier between itself and Afghanistan, and is busy upgrading the road from Zaranj to Chabahar.
Chabahar port is slated to be a key destination in the region, especially for the Gulf states, kick-starting trade in Afghanistan as well.
www.pakistanlink.com /Headlines/Oct05/03/09.htm   (400 words)

 Afghanan Dot Net
Passing stealthily past Kabul he journeyed on to Zaranj, capital of Seistan, where he took service with the city's chief, as head of a rather unsavory lot of 100 similarly outlawed companions.
From then on he showed no mercy and Zaranj was razed to the ground.
Today Kandaharis speak with pride of Seistan's ancient prosperity: "Once there were so many fine buildings and palaces that one could easily walk from Bost to Zaranj on the rooftops without once touching the ground." Medieval geographies speak of its remarkable prosperity, calling it the "garden of Asia" and the "granary of the East".
www.afghanan.net /afghanistan/timorids.htm   (1092 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The three-million-dollar Iranian funded bridge over the Hilmand River linking the Afghan town of Zaranj in the remote southern province of Nimroz with the town of Milak over the Iranian border, was inaugurated Saturday.
A further 200 kilometers of roads connecting the border town of Zaranj to the town of Delaram in western Afghanistan's Farah province is being constructed with Indian government help to create a ring road circling the country.
Work on the road began Monday and is scheduled to take around two years, but its completion could bring parts of Afghanistan which are languishing in medieval conditions into the 21st century.
www.sabawoon.com /news/miniheadlines.asp?dismode=article&artid=20006   (512 words)

 Weather Zaranj Weather Forecast - Find Local Zaranj Weather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 Clashes reported in Iran-Afghan border town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Zaranj, in the far southwest corner of Afghanistan, lies on the frontier with Iran close to where the two countries' borders meet that of Pakistan.
But reporters on the Iranian side of the border, close to Zaranj, said no sounds of fighting could be heard.
Local government officials in the provincial capital Zahedan were locked in a late night meeting and could not be contacted.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3bc16b7b2087.htm   (445 words)

 Afghans dig in, but losing ground to 7-year drought / 37 percent of population can't meet basic needs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The desert is advancing and huge sand dunes have smothered up to 100 villages, many fields and orchards, and even parts of Zaranj.
The 100 men, old and young, cleaning and deepening the canal at a section in Chakhansur, about 25 miles east of Zaranj, said they had not harvested their fields for seven years, and most families are surviving on bread.
In Zaranj, children cluster around public taps, filling plastic cans to load onto donkeys or pushcarts.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/12/17/MNGLJACFR91.DTL&type=printable   (1268 words)

 cannabisnews.com: Afghan General Sets Sights on Desert Traffickers
An important staging-post was, and still is, Zaranj - border town and capital of Nimruz province, a sparsely populated expanse of desert in the south-west corner of Afghanistan controlled by Baluchi tribesmen.
But now the Pashtuns and their governor have gone, by most accounts to Pakistan, and much to the relief of the people of Zaranj, the province is again commanded by General Karim Barahui.
Some are sceptical of his intentions, remembering him as "Rich Karim" when he was previously governor of Nimruz, from 1992 with the fall of the communist government until 1995 when the Taliban drove him back into desert warfare with a safehouse in Zahedan.
www.cannabisnews.com /news/thread11718.shtml   (1703 words)

 IRVAJ English -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Skirmishes north of the town of Zaranj, capital of the southwestern Afghan province of Nimruz, forced the UNHCR to halt a planned return of refugees to the area in April and concentrate on the northern crossing to the province of Herat.
Forces loyal to Zaranj warlord Abdolkarim Barahui clashed with those of Jalil Nourzai from Farah province to the north in early April, but the fighting has since died down, Nouri said.
Iran is home to an estimated two million Afghan refugees who have fled more than 20 years of civil war in their homeland.
www.iranvajahan.net /cgi-bin/news_en.pl?l=en&y=2002&m=5&d=6&a=5   (338 words)

 Untitled Document
The Provincial Direction of Education in Zaranj has provided the Kôdakân e-Zamin Children's Center with some stationary materials, furniture (10 tables and benches for children) and flip-chart kits about mine-awareness and education purposes.
The Childworkers of Terre d'Enfance Center regularly meet with some teachers of the Zaranj Girls Highschool, in order to discuss and share experiences, knowledge and information about education.
They are collecting toys and games for the children, raising funds for the project, but also they really feel interested in discovering Afghanistan and its culture, its traditions, its people.
terre.enfance.free.fr /english/partnership.html   (433 words)

 Institute for War and Peace Reporting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Drought has dried up the border town of Zaranj in south-west Afghanistan, to the point where the people who remain are dependent on costly water from Iran to survive.
Those too poor to buy the imported water have to use local wells.
Some Zaranj residents believe the only long-term solution is to press ahead with a plan to build a dam at Kamal Khan on the upper reaches of the Helmand river.
www.iwpr.net /index.pl?archive/arr/arr_200311_81_5_eng.txt   (1053 words)

 The French view   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Zaranj se trouve à l'extrémité sud-ouest de l'Afghanistan, là ou la frontière irano-afghane est proche de la frontière avec
Zaranj is at the south-western end of Afghanistan, there or the irano-Afghan border is close to the border with Pakistan.
Iran specifies that haji Karim Barahouel, commander military of the Afghan opposition based in the Iranian city of Zahedan, close to the border, left precipitately on the spot the engagements.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/542358/posts   (1453 words)

 IranReporter - Story Page
Before she lost the strength to even stand up, Someiyeh could have tried to make the one-day march from Zaranj, the provincial capital, to Makaki, the nearest refugee camp.
The bazaar in Zaranj is well provided but the local Baluchi tribespeople say they have enough problems feeding themselves, let alone outsiders.
For Someiyeh and her brothers, already in Zaranj, it is likely to be too late.
www.iranreporter.com /story.asp?id=298   (761 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Aid worker dies in Afghan attacks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In another attack, also on Thursday, Taliban fighters blew up a car, killing Nafas Khan, police chief for Zaranj, the provincial capital of Nimroz in the south.
Khan's aide was also killed in the blast triggered by a remote-controlled device, a senior provincial official said, who accused the Taliban of carrying out the attack.
Mohammad Yousuf, a spokesman for the Taliban, confirmed his group was behind the blast in Zaranj, but had no information about the attack on CHA.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/558F18E0-DDB4-445C-969E-E3E9E76E8CB7.htm   (272 words)

 Afgha.com - Afghan minister hails tripartite trade agreement with Iran, India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Afghanistan, because of being land-locked, looks at the southeastern Iranian port of Chabahar as a "very important and suitable point" for transiting goods to Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries.
According to the Tehran agreement, Iran has accepted to build a new transit route to connect its Milak in the southeast to Zaranj inside Afghanistan.
It will be taken up by India to build a 210 km road to connect Zaranj to Delaram.
www.afgha.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=28870   (445 words)

 Security Watchtower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Military engineers from India are currently building a road between the Afghan city of Delaram and the Iranian city of Zaranj, that once completed, will provide Afghanistan with another trade route with access to sea ports other than the mountainous Khyber pass through Pakistan.
The 280-mile road, funded by an $ 80 million grant from India, links up to the Herat-Kandahar highway and cuts through rough, desert terrain.
For their part, Iran is upgrading the road from Zaranj to the port of Chabahar, including the construction of a key bridge. /~pobbs/archives/001924delaramzaranj_road.html   (141 words)

 WHO Probes Possible Outbreak Among Afghans
The World Health Organization said yesterday that it is investigating a potential hemorrhagic fever outbreak near the Afghan-Iranian border.
Three Afghans from Zaranj in western Afghanistan have died at a hospital just across the border in Iran, and WHO spokeswoman Laurie Hieber-Girardt said two others are being treated for what is believed to be Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.
Those now in the hospital have been isolated, and the results of blood samples sent to France will be back today, the spokeswoman said.
www.unwire.org /unwire/20020607/26892_story.asp   (185 words)

 The New York Times > International > Asia Pacific > Seven-Year Drought Puts Afghanistan on the Brink
A new bridge spanning the Helmand at Zaranj, at the border with Iran - built by the Iranian government and officially opened in November - crosses a dry river bed.
The province, once a cultural and rich agricultural center, is fed by the rivers that descend from the snowfields in Afghanistan's central highlands but the snow caps have shrunk to half their size and the rivers no longer reach the river basin in Nimruz.
Annual rainfall, always low, was about 2 to 2.3 inches in Nimruz before the drought, but for the past three years it has been a little over a tenth of an inch, said Muhammad Akbar Sharifi, head of the government's Agriculture Department in Zaranj.
www.nytimes.com /2004/12/12/international/asia/12drought.html?ex=1260507600&en=5316b6ec637e27b6&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (1012 words)

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