Khaama Press reported that around 79 per cent of households living in Afghanistan had experienced severe water shortages, making it difficult to access clean and safe water. This was based on a survey by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.
Over the years, water shortages in the country have been caused by drought and other problems.
“The problem is grave and UNICEF would aid Afghanistan to address it.” As per Khaama Press, Salam al-Janabi, UNICEF Afghanistan spokesperson, stated that the organization is committed to bringing safe, clean water to 9 million people by the end of the year.
Afghan households are also worried about the dearth of water. Kabul residents say that water levels have dropped drastically and that many wells have dried up, making it difficult for them to provide clean water.
People are now faced with new challenges in difficult economic times: drought and scarcity of water.
People’s lives have been affected by poverty, hunger, joblessness, security, lack of adequate healthcare, and insufficient education.
Khaama Press reported that unsafe and sanitary water supply could spread many diseases among people, particularly among rural children.
A number of Afghanistan provinces have been experiencing a serious shortage of water. This has made it difficult for Kabul residents to access potable water.
Khaama Press reported that Kabul’s groundwater levels have dropped by as much as 50% due to the overuse of water since the beginning of 2022.
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