The map above illustrates the extent of deforrestation from 1977 to 2002 in the provinces of Nuristan, Kunar, and Nangarhar.

The violence of the past twenty-five year has caused the destruction of 98% of Afghanistan's forrests. Children in Afghanistan are suffering from respiratory problems and eye infections due to the unhindered blowing dust. Sister Schools of San Diego has undertaken a new project in conjunction with the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture to help the reforestation process in Afghanistan. Sister Schools is accepting donations from generous individuals who would like to support this process. For every dollar donated, Sister Schools is able to plant one tree. project will be on going. Currently Sister Schools is raising funds to plant 400 trees in Spring of 2006. This is an ongoing project.

If you would like to make a donation and support this cause please click on the link below.


Afghanistan's environmental issues

-Afghanistan: Environmental degradation in a fragile ecological setting
-University of Idaho Grant
-Hindu Kush Environmental Watch
-Earthtrends: Afghanistan--Forrests, Grasslands, and Drylands
-UNEP Report Chronicles Environmental Damage Of The Afghanistan Conflict
-UNEP Report Post Conflict Environmental Assessment
-A Biodiversity Profile of Afghanistan