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The Trade and Transit Woes of Landlocked Afghanistan During COVID- 19 
May 08, 2020

The Trade and Transit Woes of Landlocked Afghanistan During COVID- 19 

By Shoaib A. Rahim
Pakistan plays a big role in dictating the fortunes of the Afghan economy.
In Random Test of 500 in Afghan Capital, One-Third Had Virus
May 04, 2020

In Random Test of 500 in Afghan Capital, One-Third Had Virus

By Associated Press
Afghanistan’s health care system, devastated by four decades of war, is woefully unprepared for a major outbreak.

Afghanistan: War in the Time of Coronavirus
April 30, 2020

Afghanistan: War in the Time of Coronavirus

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Despite a peace deal and the devastating spread of COVID-19, the Afghan war sill rages on.

Afghanistan Sees Drop in Civilian Casualties, But Threat Remains Serious
April 27, 2020

Afghanistan Sees Drop in Civilian Casualties, But Threat Remains Serious

By Catherine Putz
The UN says more than 500 civilians were killed in the first three months of 2020 and urged a ceasefire so the country can focus on fighting COVID-19.

Ventilator From Old Car Parts? Afghan Girls Pursue Prototype
April 20, 2020

Ventilator From Old Car Parts? Afghan Girls Pursue Prototype

By Associated Press
Afghanistan only has 400 ventilators for a population of more than 36.6 million. A cheap way to add to that stock will save lives.
A Hunger Crisis Beckons as Afghans Reel From the Impact of COVID-19
April 17, 2020

A Hunger Crisis Beckons as Afghans Reel From the Impact of COVID-19

By Wahidullah Amani
Three people receiving World Food Program assistance reveal why urgent investment is needed to fend off the pandemic

What the COVID-19 Outbreak Means for Afghanistan’s Troubled Economy
April 11, 2020

What the COVID-19 Outbreak Means for Afghanistan’s Troubled Economy

By Shoaib A. Rahim
The outbreak of the pandemic has and will further dent already depressed economic indicators. 
From Iran’s Hot Zone, Afghans Flee Home, Spreading Virus
April 06, 2020

From Iran’s Hot Zone, Afghans Flee Home, Spreading Virus

By Associated Press
"This virus is like the wind," said one returnee. "You do not know where it comes from and how you get infected." 

Afghanistan Needs the World’s Help to Fight COVID-19
April 03, 2020

Afghanistan Needs the World’s Help to Fight COVID-19

By Timothy Bishop
Having already lived through decades of war, Afghans are now bracing themselves for another battle against COVID-19. The world cannot stand idly by.

How Afghanistan Failed to Contain COVID-19 
March 27, 2020

How Afghanistan Failed to Contain COVID-19 

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
A combination of political rifts, lack of testing, extremely social lifestyles, and a war-torn health care system have Afghanistan on the brink of disaster.

Can Afghanistan Weather the Coronavirus Storm?
March 22, 2020

Can Afghanistan Weather the Coronavirus Storm?

By Mohammad Azeem Zmarial Kakar
An already weak health infrastructure coupled with a lethargic response to the COVID-19 pandemic could be a recipe for disaster.
Coronavirus in Afghanistan: A Need for Regional Health Cooperation
February 29, 2020

Coronavirus in Afghanistan: A Need for Regional Health Cooperation

By Abdullah Elham
Afghanistan is in serious need of enhanced cooperation, especially in the healthcare sector.

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