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Climate change now worse than war for Afghan farmers

AFP, 27 Oct 2021
Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab, where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country's recent conflicts. As the world watched the Taliban wage a stunning offensive that ended in the rapid collapse of the country's western-backed government, a longer-term crisis was building. In desperate attempts to feed their families, herders have been forced to sell their livestock and farmers to flee their villages.

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