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Prolonged drought deepens Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis

Afghan men carry harvested wheat in a drought-hit field in Balkh province, Afghanistan, on 4th August, 2023.

Nahr-e-Shahi, AfghanistanReuters In parched brown hills in north Afghanistan, Abdul Hahad tears stalks of wheat out of the arid earth. In the third year of water shortages and high temperatures, his harvest is barely enough to support his family. The 55-year-old farmer from Nahr-e-Shahi district in Balkh province used to plant two or even three […]